Monday, October 10, 2011

Season 4 "Kelley Acres" Speed Shop

"Kelley Acres" Speed Shop is back for Season 4. Registration opened last Monday and is better than ever! There are some exciting new changes starting this Fall.  

We are offering the opportunity to attend a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) testing class the week before the Fall Season begins.  The FTP class was offered last winter and was a successful way to help individualize training in a group setting.   The purpose of the class is to evaluate your current fitness in order to provide a baseline to see how much you improve during the Fall and Winter Sessions. There is no pass or fail of this test. It is simply a gauge.  If you can pedal your bike for 20 minutes and you are signed up for a fall class this is highly recommended to get the most out of your Speed Shop experience.  Sign up for the class on the registration page at BikeReg.

Also new this fall are Erg Videos.   These are recordings of real races and training rides including many exciting and historic places like Mont Ventoux, Col de Tourmalet, and Mallorca.  These are timed workouts done specific to your Functional Threshold Power information. A new and exciting compliment to the MultiRider workouts. 

On the motivational end, Coach Ray is back again this season offering up his expertise on and off the bike!   Coach Ray provides a top notch workout using his knowledge and experience as a rider and racer.  He understands the concept of training with power and how to help each rider get the most out of their Speed Shop workout regardless of experience level.  In addition to his skill on the bike, Coach Ray's software engineer prowess off the bike helps keep everyone on their bike!

Welcome Back Coach Ray!

The Speed Shop is excited to welcome Vicki Bate to the coaching team!  Coach Vicki has been training at the Speed Shop from the first season where she helped lead a group of local triathletes in a rather intense three hour Sunday morning class. Coach Vicki knows first hand the benefits of Speed Shop training.  She is a four time Ironman and has participated internationally for Team USA in the Long Course. In addition to participating in 6 - 8 triathlons a year Coach Vicki is a certified trainer and currently the race director for the very successful  Turkey Trot. She will be leading the Early Bird Tuesday Class this Fall.


Welcome Aboard Coach Vicki!
 Based on your feedback we are beefing up the fall schedule. We are adding a Monday at 6:30pm and  Thursday at 11:00am ladies class.

If you haven't signed up go to the Speed Shop Website   and check out the schedule.  From there go to BikeReg   to see what is available. Some of the classes are full however there are still openings on Monday evening, Wednesday morning and evening as well as the ladies class on Thursday at 11:00am.

We are looking forward to the best season ever!  Thanks for all your support! 

Look for more exciting news in the next few weeks.