Life in the Peloton – Nate Wilson

Season 9, Episode 11,  Feb 17, 2021, 10:12 AM

I was travelling back to Girona from the first team training near Marseille at the start of the year with our trainer Nate Wilson and I was asking him a whole bunch of questions about coaching and it suddenly struck me that the conversation we were having would make a great a great podcast.

So I got my recorder out of my backpack and asked Nate about his methods and philosophy but also the mental side of a relationship between a coach and an athlete.

Nate is a young guy – younger than some of the athletes he coaches – and he's raced at a good amateur level himself so I was really interested to know if there are any differences between coaching a keen amateur who wants to get the best out of themselves and a pro rider whose living depends on their performance.

It made me think about my own training and relationship with my coach as well, so I hope that you take something interesting from it no matter what level of riding you do.

I've got a block of back-to-back racing coming up which I'm really looking forward to. I'm back to the south of France to race Haut Var this weekend, then it's up to Belgium for Opening Weekend and then I'll be at Strade Bianche again, which I'm really looking forward to.

Listen out for Talking Luft with Nate over on the original Life in the Peloton feed next week and I'll be back with another episode here on The Cycling Podcast in a couple of weeks.

Hope you all enjoy the pod. Until next time, take care,

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The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.