IRONMAN FINISHER 2018
PWR INSTRUCTOR LIFETIME FITNESS
A True Ironman!
"Mike is a fantastic coach. His vast knowledge of cycling is very apparent. During his time coaching me, I was able to make huge power gains. And was able to get much faster on the race course. He challenged and pushed me just the right amount. Mike is easy to be around and fun to work with. He really help hone my love of cycling." - Erin Lahti
1ST PLACE 2019 LIFETIME TRI 25-29 AGE GROUP
1ST PLACE 2019 "ONE LAST TRI" 1ST OVERALL
Training Smart and reaching my goals!
"Mike was vital in my year over year improvements in cycling.
We discussed my specific goals and race plan for the season. Then, he structured workouts around the time I was able to commit to for training. The workouts were then tailored specifically for a timeline that would have me peaking for the season at my A race.
The knowledge Mike provided on power, cadence, training load etc etc were vital. Without him it would have taken me hours of research to truly understand what all of the countless metrics mean.
I 100% believe my season would not have been as successful if I hadn't worked with Mike on a cycling training program.
Mike brought a deep knowledge & passion for cycling that not only improved my skill but motivated me more each time we talked" - Derek Parker
MASTERS PODIUM TRIATHLETE
Mike Stensrud is an outstanding motivator and coach with an infectiously positive attitude. He’s proven himself over the years to be a generous and giving coach and leader who trains hard himself and encourages others to do their best. He made our LifeTime Power Cycling classes very fun, built a sense of community with the participants that made me want to do my best. He’s helped me improve my cycling Functional Threshold of Power over 30% which has equated to multiple Podiums in Triathlons and a Qualification to Nationals in Olympic Triathlon next year. Based on my experience with Mike’s coaching and motivational skills, I’d highly recommend him as a coach. - Greg Fletcher
SCOTT MATHEWSON (UTAH)
2ND PLACE LOTOJA CLASSIC ROAD RACE 2011 (Masters 45-54)
2ND PLACE UTAH STATE TIME TRIAL (Masters 45+)
2ND PLACE MAVERICK CRIT 2012 ( Matsers 45+)
I met and bonded with Mike as he and I, and another rider, initiated a breakaway and worked together for 80 miles to be the top 3 finishers in the Licensed Masters 45-54 group at the 206-mile LOTOJA race in 2011. I thought “who is this positive, energetic guy from Minnesota?!”
We had an annual reunion at that event for several more years until I disappeared for a while to deal with some cancer issues that had a good outcome. Mike and I re-connected in 2018 as I was starting to ride and race again.
I was delighted to learn, at that time, that Mike is a Certified Cycling Coach. We all need a coach that can work well with us in our accustomed style and Mike is that guy for me. He has helped me figure out and re-develop some physical traits that I lost during cancer and is a joy to work with. He is a good listener and his approach and guidance are practical and work if you do the work. I strongly recommend him.
– Scott mathewson
APPLE VALLEY, MN
MASTERS TRIATHLETE -ZWIFT RACING (Team CRY-O-GEN)
"I have been cycling for years and completed 2 Full Ironman races in my career. I wanted to have more structure to my fitness training. Mike gave me insights on how to train smarter and increase my power and endurance. Since that time I have made significant improvement in my FTP watts along with building more sprinting speed. I am riding more hours and miles each week and enjoying the fitness I have gained. I have started racing on Zwift and seeing consistent improvement in my results. Mike has been been a great educator and a supporting coach throughout my training. We communicate often and make modifications to my training as needed. It is a pleasure to have Mike as my coach" - Brad Ostebauer