Ben Foltz

Ben Foltz


  • Peaks Coaching Group Ben Foltz
  • Peaks Coaching Group Ben Foltz
  • Peaks Coaching Group Ben Foltz
  • Peaks Coaching Group Coach Ben Foltz
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania

USAC Level 3 Coach

PCG Elite Coach
Coaching Focus: Road, Crit, Time Trial

Background

While living in Atlanta, Georgia, one of my soccer teammates talked me into coming to watch a local criterium race with him. I didn't know anything about cycling, but the promise of an afternoon spent drinking a few beers while hanging out at the park and watching crazy guys go round and round in circles seemed appealing enough. Halfway through the race, my friend looked over at me and said, “Hey, this looks way more fun than soccer. We should buy some bikes!” So we did. And I've been riding ever since. I loved cycling so much I decided to form an amateur cycling team called Round Here Racing, which now has branches in Georgia and Pennsylvania. I've traveled all over the east coast riding and racing with my teammates, and I've loved every minute of it.

Coaching philosophy

I've always been a huge proponent of the old adage “work smarter, not harder,” which in the world of cycling easily translates to “train smarter, not harder.” When I bought a power meter a few years ago, it was love at first beep. Okay, just kidding, but as an engineering graduate from Georgia Tech, I do have to admit that the scientific and analytical factors of training with power fascinate me. I attended a Peaks Coaching Group camp in the fall of 2010 to gain further experience analyzing and interpreting power files, and I've used my knowledge to develop both general and race-specific training plans for myself and for my teammates. I love working with each individual athlete, considering all the factors that affect his/her training, and putting together a realistic training plan that produces real results.

Training with power takes the guesswork out of training, and I can help you take the guesswork out of understanding and utilizing your power files so you can reach your goals.

Athlete testimonials

Ben always provides a level of coaching that feels like it's a level or two above what I deserve and pay for. He doesn't just stand on the sidelines; he actively practices what he coaches and puts more into it than I as an athlete am often times able to reciprocate with my effort, which further motivates me to double my efforts.   - J.D., New Jersey

I had NO idea what REAL training was till I started with Ben. I bought several books but never reached this level. Coach Ben is allowing me to go further than I would have ever thought.   - Driss, Georgia

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