FOUNDER / CO-OWNER / HEAD COACH
Todd is founder/co-owner of Herriott Sports Performance, where he specializes in coaching and strength and conditioning for endurance athletes. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has over 15 years of coaching and teaching experience.
Todd’s years in the domestic pro peloton, along with his experience as a cycling coach, personal trainer, and group exercise instructor at some of New York City’s top health clubs have allowed him to develop a vast knowledge base when it comes to motivating and training an athlete. Todd works with amateur, age group and professional athletes. For the last 3 years, he has worked as a conditioning consultant to the 2011 Tour De France-winning BMC Professional Cycling Team.
Determination and a long-term dedication to cycling paid off for Todd in 2002. He was featured as the 2002 Velonews Amateur of the Year, and later became the first American to win the Univest Grand Prix and the Vuelta Cuba (at age 32!). Throughout Todd’s career, he was fortunate to ride on some of the major U.S. domestic teams, including Health Net (2002-2003) and three seasons with Colavita/Sutter Home (2003-2006).
Innovative training methods have always been important to Todd. In the ‘80s, he was an early adopter of training with a heart rate monitor. In the ‘90′s he discovered the advantages of lactate testing and how the results could benefit both himself and his athletes. And in 2000 he became a firm believer in training with a power meter. He’s also a Dynamax Medicine Ball Master Trainer and presenter, an advocate of Inspiratory Muscle Training, and has recently added Redcord Neuromuscular Suspension Training to his cache of conditioning modalities.
Todd’s training philosophy, which he’s developed after years of close relationships with other coaches, his own coaching experience, other racers, and his own racing, is simple: Establish the relationship, understand where the athlete has been and where they want to go and plot a practical, reality-based training course that can be measured over time. There can be no progression without overload, and at the end of the day, every athlete is seeking to improve performance. Simple.