Jaime Tolentino

Jaime Tolentino


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Sunnyvale, CA / San Salvador, El Salvador

USAC Level 1 Coach - With Distinction
PCG Associate Coach - In Training

Coaching Focus: Road

Background

I have been involved in Cycling all my life as my father, who still coaches in El Salvador, was with the national federation and managed/coached teams during my childhood years. Once my brother and I learned how to ride our bikes, we used to race the individual pursuit in the backyard of our house! After helping with teams and the federation in all possible roles as a young boy, I then started to race as a junior in 1975 and made the Track Cycling National Team for the 2nd Central American Games held in El Salvador in 1977.   
Although my racing career was short, my interest in Cycling has been non-stop. I am now in my 43rd year of Cycling and have had an interest in coaching since the very beginning. I got my first heart rate monitor in 1991, attended my first USCF coaching clinic in 1992, and bought my first power meter in 2003.

Coaching philosophy

Drawing from both my Cycling experience and my engineering career in Silicon Valley, I have all my athletes establish goals, set a detailed complete training plan, and continuously re-asses and review the plans and results to accomplish and set new goals. I have learned coaching should encompass all factors that affect our athletic results: training, recovery, nutrition, data analysis, psychology, equipment, race tactics, fitting, aerodynamics, etc. By incorporating these factors into an athlete’s training plan and regimen so they are able to achieve the best possible results.

It’s also important to remember that in the end, Cycling is only a part of our lives and we all need to keep that into perspective. But for sure, we will have fun and create many lasting memories.

  • 1st Place, 4th Cat., National Road Championships, El Salvador, 1976
  • Bronze Medal, Individual Pursuit, 2nd Central American Games, 1977
  • Silver Medal, Team Pursuit, 2nd Central American Games, 1977
  • 1st Place, Individual Pursuit National Championships, El Salvador, 1978
  • 2nd Place, 2nd Cat., National Road Championships, El Salvador, 1978
  • 4th Place, Master C, National Individual Time Trial Championships, El Salvador, 2016 


Athlete testimonials

"I have been riding road bikes for 3 years on and off. For the last 2 months i have been training with jaime tolentino and have seen drastic improvements in my results in this very brief period. I have produced better results in these 2 months than the previous years of riding, i am definitely very happy with the outcome." - Alejandro Gonzalez



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