Partner Announcement: Training Peaks & Through the Wall Training
At Chasing Epic, we firmly believe that in order to fully enjoy the type of singletrack mountain bike riding we classify as the “best of the best”, you need to be in the best shape possible. Not everyone needs to be the King of the Mountain on Strava, but if you can knock out a 2,000 foot climb and have enough in the tank to enjoy the descent, then it’s going to be that much more enjoyable. Additionally, if you’re in better overall condition, then your handling skills will be sharper, you’ll be able to push yourself, and you’ll have more fun riding the best singletrack in the United States.
Because of this belief we’ve partnered with two industry-leading companies to bring each one of our customers something unique, something you don’t get from any of our competitors:
Every Chasing Epic customer will have access to FREE, customized 8-week training programs with Training Peaks and Through the Wall Training. Not only that, but we’ve broken the training down by ability group, so you can choose the program that suits you best. If you book far enough in advance, you can access multiple programs. We’re serious about bike fitness, and think this partnership will go a long ways towards maximizing your potential as well as creating the most epic vacation possible!
Training Peaks is a world leader in online coaching and training programs, and works with some of the biggest names in the industry. They provide the interface and tools that allow their customers to personally interact with incredible coaches, and measure their progress as they move through their chosen training program. With our new partnership with Training Peaks, our customers will have FREE access to multiple programs on the site, including the full set of functionality and reporting that any paying customer would normally receive.
Through the Wall Training is owned and operated by Nick Swanson, a USAT-Certified coach and mountain bike racer based in Colorado. Nick has been a mountain biker endurance racer in Colorado, and has also been a regular on the Xterra circuit during the 15+ years he’s been racing competitively. He brings a passion for endurance sports training along with an unquenchable desire to learn more about exercise physiology and training methods. With Chasing Epic, Nick has created multiple 8-week training programs for us that combines endurance, burst training, bike handling, and climbing.