About this episode

This episode is with TrainingPeaks co-founder Dirk Friel. Dirk’s self identity has evolved through different phases of life. The first half of his life was spent chasing his dream as a professional cyclist all over the world; the second half has been spent founding and growing TrainingPeaks, a software company enabling smart and effective endurance training, used by athletes and coaches all over the world. Dirk is also a husband, father, and son, inspired by his parents to stay active as he ages.

In this episode we talk about:

  • falling in love with cycling for the races and adventures
  • Training Peaks: from start-up to sustained growth 
  • strategies for success: consistency, prioritization, uplifting others 
  • reframing the injury experience 
  • success is helping others succeed 
  • sharing the art and science of training: TrainingPeaks University, the CoachCast podcast 

Check out the TrainingPeaks CoachCast podcast here; https://open.spotify.com/show/6kfURFq9GroOS3u8Sm6vfq

Follow Dirk on Instagram @dirkfriel and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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