I began working with Chris Mileski about two and a half years ago. Before I initially started Chris’s training program, I was training by heart rate. Training with heart rate led me to only finish mid-pack in road races and criteriums, but I wanted more. After meeting with Chris and explaining the plateau I had reached in training, he suggested that I get a power meter to help get a better understanding of how to train smarter. Once I finally obtained a power meter, Chris started customizing workouts that were tailored for me to help me achieve my goals on the bike. Within 3 weeks of working with Chris, I noticed a difference in how I felt on the bike and was already seeing positive gains. Within a year of working with him, I moved up from a category 3 to category 1 on the road. That might not sound like a big deal, but it was to me.
Like most people pursuing cycling, they usually work in some sort of profession or are attending school, like I was. There were days I couldn’t train due to school/work, but Chris knew how to work around this and would provide me with quality workouts. My junior to senior year of college was tough – that’s when I decided to major in Chemistry. However, I still wanted to continue racing my bike professionally while pursuing this degree. Even with some missed days on the bike due to school, I was able to bring home my first Pro Road Tour win at Gateway Cup with Chris’ help and guidance. I honestly don’t think I could have done it without him because he took the time to analyze my workouts and construct key training blocks that ultimately led to my successes.