“Coach Rob”, owner, is a licensed USA Cycling Coach, Multisport Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach to endurance athletes. Coach Rob is also a competitive cyclist and duathlete with 20 plus years of cycling, running and racing in the Mid West and South East of the US. Coach Rob is located in Central Kentucky and has coached athletes from the US, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg, Sicily, Hungary, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, and Bermuda. It gives me great pride that my athletes have stood on local, regional and elite national championship podiums.
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 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 West, Southern and Western USA.
After taking a break from all things sports to start a family and focus on a 20+ year career in technology, I found myself missing the athletic side of my life.
I grabbed all the training books I could get my hands on and read what feels like 1000s of journals on the science 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 few seasons 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.
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.
I founded one of the most successful podcasts on cycling. The Cycling 360 Show. Have a listen to my new show for all endurance athletes, the Endurance Quick Cast!
Personal athletic palmarès
Racing for 13 years, USAC, USATF and USAT
Road, Criterium, Time Trial, Duathlon, 5K and 10K Running Races
Races – 133
Wins – 24
Podiums – 37
Top 5 – 24
2018 KY Senior 5k Run Nationals Qualifier – 1st Place
2018 KY Senior 10k Run Nationals Qualifier – 1st Place
2018 KY Senior 5k TT Nationals Qualifier – 2nd Place
2018 KY Senior 10k TT Nationals Qualifier – 1st Place
2016 KY Senior Masters 5k TT – 3rd Place
2016 KY Senior Masters 10k TT – 2nd Place
2015 Calvin’s Challenge 12 hour TTT Relay – 1st Place
2014 Kentucky State Championship TT – 1st Place
2013 Double Oak Sprint Duathlon Worlds Qualifier 9th Place – Team USA Worlds alternate
2012 Buckhead Border Challenge Duathlon – 3rd overall open, KY fastest duathlete award
2011 Midwest Masters Omnium Regional Championships – 6th in GC