Dai Endurance Athlete of the Week is Mark Mirviss!!
- What do you do in real life?
In the winter, I coach Masters Skiing/ski racing.
In the summer, I ride my bike…a lot!
I also fly small airplanes, and instruct…a bit.
- What are your weaknesses?
My “snarky” attitude!
Somewhat intolerant of laziness among others.
- Why are you training?
To become a more proficient rider/racer
- Do you partake in any Dai Endurance Classes/Training/Fitting?
My bikes were professionally fit to me by Julie Young. I can not stress the importance of this. It is akin, in the skiing world, to having ski boots that are not balanced (canted) to the individual.
- Favorite piece of technology for training?
I have started this season using a dual sided power meter. This is a sizeable investment in technology, (and sometimes a pain to keep working properly) but well worth it.
- If you could spend 10 days anywhere, where would it be?
Riding in the Dolomites!
- Do you have a pre-ride/run food you like to have?
No, not really.
- What is your favorite food to eat post training?
A taco (and a beer).
- Do you enjoy coffee/espresso or tea? What’s your preferred brand?
I did not drink coffee until about 5 years ago, and now roast my own. So, the brand would be, well, I haven’t (and won’t) market it.
10.Why do you train with Dai Endurance?
I coach ski racing, and as such, realize the benefits of having a coach. A coach is an unbiased observer of athletic performance. As well as someone trained and knowledgeable in the subject matter. Therefore, a coach is able to recommend a training program/exercises that will make the sport, (in this case bike riding) more efficient, more gratifying and more pleasurable.