San Diego native David Santos was introduced to a variety of sports growing up. His early passion was distance running which landed him a scholarship for track and cross-country at UC Irvine. During his tenure at UCI, he competed in NCAA Division 1 cross-country and track where he typically ran an 8k in 25 minutes where he specialized in mid distance events.
David entered cycling through his enjoyment of swimming, hiking, backpacking, scuba and mountain biking. His interests led him to complete a marathon in 2008 in 2:46 which got him excited to do the Long Beach Triathlon that same year where he placed 10th. He was first successful on two wheels as a mountain bike racer, quickly climbing the ranks to the professional level. In 2010, his efforts landed primarily on the road bike and he hasn’t looked back!
David again had a quick assent in the ranks, receiving enough points to upgrade to cat 1 by 2010. He has been part of the KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO Cycling Team since it began in 2011, then CashCall Mortgage.
One of the great things about David as a coach and an athlete is that he works full time as a business analyst. Since he began his journey in sport he has been balancing a 40 hour work week with a 20+ hour training week, and he is continuing to be extremely successful on both fronts. His understanding of life-balance is paramount when it comes to working with his clients who have very full lives as well.
David’s experience encompasses many aspects of cycling, both on and off the bike. From being a part-time bike mechanic in college to balancing a full-time job and racing at the NRC level, David has been tested both mentally and physically in ways he never imagined. He taught himself how to incorporate a structured training program into life’s busy schedule and keep it all in balance. Through the use of a coach, setting goals, being highly driven and self-motivated, David has been able to achieve his dreams of becoming a full-time bike racer.
Whether it your first century ride, mountain biking, road racing, time trialing, diet or nutrition, David can provide you the structure and knowledge necessary to achieve all of your goals.
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