I met James Enright at the San Diego Velodrome in 2007 when I was coaching a few collegiate riders. James has raced on and off for several years, but last winter he told me that he wanted to start racing a little more seriously, and was thinking about hiring a coach. After a few conversation about training philosophy, I started working with James in December with a primary focus on road races and earning a cat 2 upgrade, and then possibly track races later in the season. James has a full time job, and has been studying for entrance exams for graduate school, so his time is often limited. Many of his workouts have had to be short and focused. One of my jobs as the coach is to help James fit these workouts into his busy lifestyle.
As of May, the season has gone well for James, with many top 10 results, even won the field sprint at the Sea Otter Circuit Race. Unfortunately there where 4 riders up the road, but 5th was still a good result in that field. James had been getting several results that where VERY close to the win, but just not quite getting it. We both know that he was capable of a win, he just needed to bring it all together. That win finally came on may 15th when he won the cat 3 race at the International Friendship Games Criterium. James won by racing hard but smart, and training hard but smart. He is good portion of the way to his goal of obtaining his Cat 2 upgrade. We aren’t focusing on the upgrade, we are focusing on the individual results. When James gets the results, the upgrade will come with them.
If you are looking for a coach, you can get in touch with any of the Crank Cycling coaches by using the contact form at the bottom of the page. We would love to help you reach your goals.