With the conclusion of the Pan American Championships and the Revolution my track season for this year was officially over. I had two weeks off to enjoy life again and do all the things I can’t do while I am training when I got back. Needless to say all my “off” time was spent catching up on missed school work and getting back into the swing of things at home. It was nice to finally update the blog and get to talk to friends again. Right now my training has started again and is back to full gas. With only 1218 days until the Rio Olympics I need to make use of every opportunity I have. I am building on the support system I have right now and expanding it to get the necessary support and help to carry me through to the Games and hopefully beyond. I sat down with my coach (also my dad) this week and we are working off a fresh slate now to figure out exactly what I need to get me where I need to go. I am looking at some amazing opportunities in front of me and I want to use them to their fullest potential. I know what I have been doing is working so it is just a matter of building on that to get me to the next level, this is only the beginning.
I am really happy to be partnered with so many amazing people and companies, some I’ll mention here others I’ll write about in the coming weeks. I cannot thank Felt Bikes and Doug Martin enough for supporting me with all aspects of my cycling career by providing me hands down the best bikes on the track and road today. Very pleased to be a member of the Felt family for the foreseeable future.
I am also very excited to say I will be representing K’NEX again this season. They are a great company that has been supporting me for a number of years now. I am very thankful to have their support and to be a part of the K’NEX family. If you have never heard of K’NEX they are a toy company based out of Pennsylvania that produces my favorite childhood toy. It is awesome to know that K’NEX are made right in Hatfield, PA and have gotten to see first hand the state of the art manufacturing process.
Recently I have also begun working with a new strength coach at an awesome gym near my home. Tim Moyer and the guys at NexGen are amazing. We are in the process of revamping my training schedule and a bit of the methodology to get the most out of every workout. Very happy to be working with such knowledgeable guys as Tim and his staff. Looking forward to some awesome gains in the gym and also on the bike! If you are in the area check out NexGen in Telford, PA. It is an athlete focused gym with some great coaches and staff applying the best training techniques to athletes of all ages and abilities. It also helps to have a state of the art facility to train out of. Check them out at: www.nexgenhptc.com
I have a lot of work to do to get where I need to go but I am progressing really well and seeing the results which makes it all worth it. Right now it is time for a huge training block before the summer race season hits. It is a very exciting time for me as I am surrounding myself with a great support system to help me get where I need to go! I can’t thank my supports and followers enough, especially my parents and family without you guys I would not be anywhere close to where I am.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcom X