Announcing Tuesday evening Slipstreamers group turbo sessions on Zwift & “Learning to Fish” workshops on Zoom

Starting 30 November

We get to coach Slipstreamers riders just once a week, but what happens the other six days to help them achieve their cycling goals?  The coaches at Slipstreamers are launching two initiatives to help our riders make the most of their training time when they are not at Slipstreamers.  There will be structured group training sessions on Zwift, and a series of workshops on Zoom.
Our objective is to help riders (and parents) “learn to fish”, so you understand the full breadth of how you can help yourselves when you’re not with the coaches on Saturdays.  We encourage parents to participate as well, so you can support your young riders in these initiatives.
Starting next Tuesday, 30 November, we will be running a weekly group training ride on Zwift.  This will be preceded by a 20 minute workshop on Zoom for riders and parents in which we discuss topics supporting our riders achieving their goals, including SMART goal setting, on-the-bike training strategies, off-the-bike strength & conditioning, 2022 races & events, mental resilience, DIY bike fitting, etc.  The full schedule of topics is below.
We will start the Zoom meetings at 19:00, and they will last 20 minutes, so there are 10 minutes to get to the turbo trainer to start the 19:30 Zwift group rides.  There will be two group rides, one for younger riders that will last 45 minutes and a second for our older riders that will last 60 minutes.  The Zoom link is below, and the meet-up instructions for Zwift will follow.
We often think of training for cycling as simply “spend more time on the bike”.  That is only part of the story, and here is the schedule of topics we will cover.  We aim to record the Zoom meetings and have links on the Slipstreamers website, so you can catch up on any topics you’ve missed.  There will also be links to further resources if you wish to dive deeper on any of these subjects.
Date Session objective Presenter
30 November “Learning to Fish” objectives. process overview & how to see missed sessions Royce
7 December Making the most of your home training environment: Turbo, Zwift, Power measurement, HRM, etc…. (intro to measuring effort & pacing) Duncan / Royce
14 December On-the-bike training strategy – Part 1:
Event demands, periodisation, training zones, rest & recovery, workouts
21 December On-the-bike training strategy – Part 2:
Mountain bike focus on event demands & training sessions
4 January 2022 Goal Setting: Process v Outcome goals, & SMART objectives Royce
11 January On-the-bike training strategy – Part 3:
Building your training plan for 2022
18 January Supporting your young rider toward their goals Royce
25 January Off-the-bike strength & conditioning – Athletes first, then cyclists TBA
1 February 2022 Races & Events for young riders Sam
8 February Race day preparation Jeremy
15 February Principles of Bike Fit – Part 1:
Contact points & trade-offs for performance, comfort & injury prevention
22 February Principles of Bike Fit – Part 2:
Self-help guide
1 March Mental resilience & training TBA
8 March Measuring effort & pacing Royce
15 March Nutrition on & off-the-bike TBA
22 March Peaking fitness & freshness for your “A” events Royce
29 March Rider suggested topics All
Here is a link to the Zoom workshops.  This link will work for every meeting.

Slipstreamers “Learning to Fish” Workshops

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 1310 0316
Passcode: 710955
Every week (except Christmas week) on a Tuesday at 7pm, 17 occurrences
2021: Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21
2022: Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
All the event information is also in our Event Calendar

The Zwift Sessions

U12 Zwift Meetup
Gold/U16/U14 Zwift Meetup

Best regards,
Slipstreamers Coaches