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FasCat Cycling Training Tips Podcast
24 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
FasCat's Thanksgiving Gratitude Podcast
In this week's podcast, the FasCat team continues with our annual Thanksgiving tradition of sharing short messages of gratitude to our loyal podcast listeners and athletes! We hope you all enjoy the episode and we wish you all a wonderful holiday season!
27 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Timing is Everything: Part 2
In this podcast, Coach Frank reintroduces the topic of timing as it relates to the 3 main phases of a cyclists' annual training plan including lifting weights, building base, and high-intensity interval training. He explains in detail the ways athletes can line up these phases depending on what their race calendar looks like for the upcoming season. He also answers the question that athletes frequently ask at this time of the year, which is whether they should lift weights or start building up their base.
49 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Alex Dowsett on his Hour Record Attempt
On today’s podcast Coach Frank speaks with Alex Dowsett, a Pro World Tour Rider who is attempting to break the Track World Hour Record on November 3rd. Alex is no stranger to what it takes to achieve this feat, as he set the same world record in 2015! In the episode, they chat about Alex's training, his special equipment, nutrition, DadWatts, as well as the foundation Little Bleeders that he started to raise awareness of hemophilia and to encourage young hemophiliacs to engage in sports.
68 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Dr. Louis Passfield
In this episode, the Big Cat talks to Dr. Louis Passfield, a Sports Scientist from the UK. Dr. Passfield is a leader in the scientific community, especially in the realm of quantifying training load from power data to optimize performance. He also has a 25-year track record of work in cycling and has worked as a lead sports scientist with the highly successful British Cycling team preparing for many important events including the Barcelona, Atlanta, Beijing, and Tokyo Olympic Games. Check out his array of scientific publications here: here:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Louis-Passfield
75 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Ask a FasCat #20
Welcome to the 20th edition of our “Ask a FasCat” podcast series, where we gather athletes' questions from our forum, email, and social media to help you ride faster! In this round, Frank and Lacey dive into topics ranging from the signs of overtraining, HR drift, the most useful whoop metrics, how weight loss can enhance or harm your performance, end of season CTL, and lots more. Big thanks to everyone for submitting your thought-provoking questions, we couldn't do these episodes without you!
20 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Balancing Training and Life Stress
In this week's podcast, the Big Cat dives into a discussion about stress including training stress, life stress, when it is good, when it isn't good and how/if you can manage both together. He also touches on how HRV is a good stress metric and what kind of lifestyle habits you can adopt to minimize your stress.
55 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Stages Cycling's Olympic & Masters Nationals Ben Sharp and Pat Warner: Part 2
BigCat speaks with Pat Warner and Ben Sharp, the dynamic Coach-Athlete duo from Stages Cycling. Ben is an Olympic Gold Medalist Coach who also happens to coach Pat Warner. Pat is the head honcho at Stages Cycling who recently won the Masters National 50+ Road Race and Time Trial. In part 2 of the episode, they discuss Ben's work with Asthon Lambie, Stages strain gage technology, Sweet Spot training, Pat's mindset around training, the value of a strong coach-athlete relationship and much more!
43 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Stages Cycling's Olympic & Masters Nationals Ben Sharp and Pat Warner: Part 1
BigCat speaks with Pat Warner and Ben Sharp, the dynamic Coach-Athlete duo from Stages Cycling. Ben is an Olympic Gold Medalist Coach who also happens to coach Pat Warner. Pat is the head honcho at Stages Cycling who recently won the Masters National 50+ Road Race and Time Trial. In part 1 of the episode they discuss topics including their background in cycling, what their coach-athlete relationship is like and how Pat's training differs from Olympic athletes such as Jennifer Valente (won gold in Tokyo). They also talk in-depth about Master's training. Stay tuned for Part 2 which will be released next week!
39 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
New 30 Week Off Season Training Plan for Cyclists
In this podcast, Coach Frank discusses FasCat's 4 new off season training plans for the 2021-2022 season! Specifically, he breaks down the 30 week off season plan, explaining the phases of the plan, how the workouts, sets, reps, and mesocycles progress, as well as the rationale for the plan and which type of athlete each level is designed for!
60 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Is Pyramidal Sweet Spot Training Better than Polarized?
In this episode, Coach Frank Overton and Coach Christian Parrett discuss what pyramidal training is, research studies from world tour athletes that support its use, real-world examples of how pyramidal training differs from polarized training, and why the 'Polarized versus Sweet Spot Training' is a false debate.
43 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
FasCat's Training Tips for August
In this episode, the Big Cat talks about 4 training tips for the month of august including fueling for long events, SBT race strategies, gear and tire choice, 4 cyclocross skills you should be working on, and how to taper properly. He also announces a few changes to our tried n' true off season plan and our 18 weeks of sweet spot training plan that you don't want to miss!
79 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Ask a FasCat #19 Bonus Episode
We received a record number of user submitted questions for the 19th edition of our "Ask a FasCat" podcast! In fact, it was so many that we couldn't answer in one go. So in this episode, we bring in Coaches Allie, Jake, Lacey, and Christian to help answer 30 more questions! Topics covered include stage race nutrition, optimal cadence, mid-season setbacks, mental strategies for pushing through intervals, how to improve your XC race starts, and much more!
263 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Ask a Fascat #19
Welcome to the 19th edition of our "Ask a FasCat" podcast series, where we gather questions from our forum, website, and social media to help you ride faster! This go-round we are giving the athlete with the most thoughtful question a pair of Normatec Pulse, 2.0 compression boots that we’ve talked about in several of our podcasts including the holiday gift guide, recovery for cycling, and the masters recovery episodes. We received a record number of questions for this Q&A episode, which we are thrilled about! However, it meant that we were not able to answer them all in one go... so be on the lookout for a bonus episode to come out soon!
43 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Riding Faster After 50
We’ve podcasted on the topic of master's training three times before including on Masters CTL, Master’s Recovery, and the Seven Habits of Successful Masters Cyclists. In this episode, Coach Frank touches on those again, but dives down even deeper and discusses 3 actionable adjustments you can make to your training as a 50+ athlete. This podcast commemorates the Big Cat's 50th birthday! To celebrate, you can use the coupon code 50podcast to get 50% off any training plan! Offer expires July 15th.
29 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
How to Ride Faster
Are you a new cyclist or a season veteran looking for ways to start riding faster? Well here is your how to guide! In this episode Coach Frank goes over his top 8 Riding Faster Fundamentals that will help you to improve your cycling. While some of you may already know about these, it is always helpful to be reminded and to learn about ways to put them into practice. Visit fascatcoaching.com to learn more about getting faster on the bike, and don't forget to subscribe to the show!
49 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
The Art of Warming Up
Coach Frank and the FasCat Coaches drops some wisdom on how to nail your warmup for different kinds of bike racing. It doesn't have to be complicated to be effective, so tune in to get ready for your summer race season. Keep up with all things Fascat over at fascatcoaching.com.
66 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Ask a FasCat #18
Frank is joined by Coach Jake in Boulder to answer listener-submitted questions! They cover Q's such as training on really hot days, training for Leadville at sea level, finding the joy in suffering, and more! Visit fascatcoaching.com to learn more about getting faster on the bike, and don't forget to subscribe to the show.
45 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Ian Boswell — 2021 Unbound Gravel Champion
Coach Frank catches up with the former WorldTour rider and recent champion of the Unbound Gravel 200 to hear about his win, his preparation for the race, nutrition strategy, shift from the road to gravel, spirit animals, and what's next for the Boz.
65 minutes | May 14, 2021
How Frank Invented Sweet Spot Training
In this episode, we repost one of our original podcast episodes to celebrate our (almost) 3 year anniversary of the FasCat Podcast. Learn how Frank "invented" and popularized the concept of sweet spot training to improve cycling performance. For more training tips, visit fascatcoaching.com.
62 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Chronic Training Load (CTL) for Masters Cyclists
There seems to be a lot of discussion about CTL, TSS, FTP, etc. as it relates to elite or world-class level cyclists, but what does this all mean for masters cyclists? Today on the podcast, we discuss masters CTL and the fundamentals of using CTL to quantify your training load as a masters cyclist and some key tips and advice from the Big Cat on this topic. Lots of good info here! For more info on the subject, subscribe to the podcast on all your favorite platforms and check out our training tips on the website: https://fascat.wpengine.com/tips/seven-habits-of-highly-successful-masters-cyclists/ 12393If you’re listening and reading this tip, check out Sweet Spot #2 — follow the plan, you will go faster. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fascatcoaching/ Instagram: @fascatfh Twitter: @FasCat , @FasCatCoaching and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FasCatCoaching Remember to use code 25podcast at checkout to save 25% off your next plan…and don’t procrastinate! Intro music: David Cutter Music // https://davidcuttermusic.com/ The post Chronic Training Load (CTL) for Masters Cyclists appeared first on FasCat.
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