YGR's 10 Tracks rolls into 2019 with a new mini series where we listen to what music our local coaches recommend during zone 2, 4 and 5 workouts. Our first coach is Gale Bernhardt of the Peloton Cycling Team and Gale Bernhardt Consulting. A list of other coaches participating coaches can be found here: http://yourgroupride.com/index.php/coaches
Gale has been coaching national caliber athletes from NoCo since 1974.
In 2004 Gale was selected from a small number of top coaches to be the 2004 USA Triathlon Olympic Coach for both the men's and women's triathlon teams for the Athens, Greece Olympic Games. This honor was in addition to the selection by USA Triathlon to serve as the 2003 Pan American Games Coach for both the men's and women's teams.
In 2014 she was honored by being selected as one of Men's Fitness Magazine's top six online trainers for providing dedicated workouts and advice for athletes.
She has a BS degree from Colorado State University, is certified as a Level I Coach by USA Cycling and a Level III Coach by USA Triathlon. These are the highest certifications available in both sports. She was among the first, small, group of Level III triathlon coaches certified. She served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee from 2000 to 2006. She served as the committee chair-elect, immediately after joining the committee and went on to serve as the chairperson for five consecutive years.
She served as one of only a select, few USA Triathlon World Cup coaches. Her success and experience lead her to being selected as a World Cup Coach for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Sport Development squad. She has worked internationally for the ITU as a World Cup coach and presenting at coaching clinics and corporate team championships.
Gale is active herself, participating in a wide range of sports. She is a 14-time Leadville 100 Mountain Bike finisher, earning the coveted 1,000-mile “big belt buckle.”
Favorite bike: S-Works Epic
Favorite ride: Staying w/ the mountain theme - locally, 4 Seasons of Horsetooth course
Favorite workout for yourself: 3-5 x 5 minutes Zone 4/5a (3-5 minute recoveries)
Favorite workout to assign: 5-8 x 30 seconds all-out sprint effort (4'30" recoveries) If done correctly, power should be highest on #2 or #3
10 Tracks with Gale Bernhardt