So, instead of writing a race report, I thought I would talk about Coach Drew Edsall. Because after all, if it wasn't for him, I would not have been standing on the top box at the SERC #5 race.
I'm thinking I should start from the beginning. I met Coach Drew at a skills clinic the day before my first Novice race in 2010 at Fort Clinch. At the time, I thought it was so cool that he wasn't just helping adults, he was giving advice to the kids as well. And I remember thinking...Wow, what an awesome job... I want to be a PRO and coach kids when I grow up.
Moving on to last years Nationals at Bear Creek. Coach Drew was right there with me pre-riding and handing out water bottles. After my 4th place finish, I decided it was time to get a little more serious about training if I wanted to win the following year.
So Coach Drew changed the intensity of my workouts and added in a strength build routine. My power is way up from last year, and the results I'm getting are unbelievable. I had no problems whatsoever making the transition from CAT 3 to CAT 2, and I certainly never thought I would have podium finishes so quickly. Because Coach Drew does such an awesome job in preparing me, racing is fun and easy now. Stoked to see how I do at Nationals this year. Want to make Coach Drew proud!!!