Is a licensed USA Cycling Coach, Duathlon Coach and competitive cyclist with 15 plus years of cycling, running and racing in the Mid West and South East of the USA. Coach Rob is a father of 2, husband, that lives in Central Kentucky.
Coach Rob works with all levels of adult athletes. The adults I coach have ranged from recreational event riders to elite national level road racers and multisport athletes. These athletes have come to me from all over the world including the US, Canada, Australia, Sicily, Hungary, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Bermuda.
I started racing BMX as a kid on neighborhood tracks and graduated to my first road bike in middle school. In High School I joined a cycling club where I fell in love with riding distance with a high school club and participating in event rides. Taking a break from riding I turned to Rock Climbing in college where I traveled to rock climbing destinations in the Mid Western, Southern and Western USA.
After taking a brake from all things sports to start a family and focus on a now 20+ year technology career, I found myself missing the athletic side of my life and wanted to start competing again.
I grabbed all the training books I could get my hands on and read what feels like 1000s of web sites on the topic of cycling and running. I then selected charity rides and a ride across Kentucky as my early goals. After finishing 3rd in the 3-day ride across my home state of KY I started to think that I was fast enough to race. A year later I entered my first road race. Then after a season of riding and racing unattached I co-founded and directed a local cycling team.
A few years after my return to cycling I took up running for cross training purposes then fell in love with running 5ks, trails and duathlons. I also had quite a bit of success in a age group runs and Duathlons. I managed to make the roll down list for the 2012 Duathlon Sprint World Championships.
My bike racing has also been very successful with many overall, age group and category podiums in Time Trialing and Duathlon through out the Midwest. Recently winning the Kentucky State Championships. Even picked up the fastest Sprint Duathlete In Kentucky Award.
I also founded one of the most successful podcasts on cycling. The Cycling 360 Show. I am no longer a part of the Cycling 360 Show but am currently producing and hosting the Endurance Quick Cast.
Rob “Coach Rob” Grissom