Post Number: 3561
|Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 03:27 am: |
How little they understand and how fast they forget.
Here a nice small part of an interview in cycling news.
" "Early in my career, it was hard," said Batty upon looking back. "I went from racing out of the back of our family van from weekend to weekend and then in 2009, I signed with my first pro team. That was a really big challenge. I went from having not much to everything and the added pressure at the age of 21 was a lot to take on. It was too much at the time - I crumbled."
Batty noted that being patient is one of the hardest and most difficult things to do as an athlete.
She was initially inspired to race by her brothers and wanting to stay social at the mountain bike events. Eventually all those events led to me just craving to race. I rode with my family for so long that it wasn't a hard transition but something I had to do, I wanted to so bad."
Batty is part of a larger trend of Canadians getting better and better at cycling. "The rise of cycling has been fueled with great motivators and inspirations along the way," she said. "People like Steve Bauer, Curt Harnett, Lori Ann Muenzer, Chrissy Redden and of course Clara Hughes. I think successful athletes breed other successful athletes. That's why I think it's still important to show up to the local races, this way kids can think that I am no different and just as much normal as they are. It makes the dream look realistic and achievable!"
The ultimate and single ultimate reason why Emily is there where she is is :
1. Genetic ( Parents) and initially 5 - 10 years of basic structural training.
Same is true for a part of her fiances results and ability .
Where did they got that, who avoided burn out and who set the base line for a possible successful carrier in this sport .
The development coach and the only guy in that picture who does not get named in the story
Why is that ?
The reason is simple: The developpment structural plan is not spectacular .No it is often annoying as the coach holds them back from racing and going from winning to winning. It is , where the difference is between a structural development program for health and a functional developpment for victory in an early carrier.
The training concept her developpment coach did improved the structural health and with it values like cardiac output, muscle mitochondrial density and respiratory parts.
Nevertheless the old idea of VO2 max = CO x a-v O2 difference is exactly that .
heart and respiration supporting oxygen exchange once the structure is there.
So all the congratulation here really should go to one guy only and that is
So congratulation Steve for that great work you did. Don't worry it is what it is . little knowledge and lot's of noise, once they go to the top.
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 03:39 am: |
Thanks Juerg - we all feel the same way about you!
As Buffalo Springfield said, "there's something happening here"
Post Number: 529
|Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 10:27 am: |
I had a chance to meet Emily a few years at a course we ran to help the next generation of coaches learn some of the many things Juerg as been sharing with us all over the years. At the same time, I had some long discussions with Steve Neal, who remains one of the most influential coaches in the history of Ontario mountain biking. It fascinated me that many of the very strong riders he worked with had trouble recognizing the positive influence he payed in their development. As Juerg says, perhaps his influence was not "flashy" enough to be seen for how successful it was. Steve's personal adaptation of ideas that Juerg introduced him to over 15 years ago, are still bearing fruit, and that is a tribute to both Steve Neal and to Juerg Feldmann. Thank you both for your contributions to Canadian Cycling.