Ask FasCat #11 — Race Prep, New to Cycling, Gas Station Bonking
- 20 Minute Power Based Field Test
- Phil Gaimon's Advice to New & Experienced Cyclists
- FasCat's Coaching Philosophy
- Seven Habits of Highly Successful Master Cyclists
Supplemental Oxygen Reference where the BigCat was a research subject: Randall L Wilber, Paige L Holm, David M Morris, George M Dallam, Andrew W Subudhi, Dennis M Murray, Samuel D Callan, "Effect of FIO2 on oxidative stress during interval training at moderate altitude" Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2004 Nov; 36(11):1888-94.
Conclusion: Supplemental oxygen used in conjunction with high-intensity interval training at altitude ("live high + train low via supplemental O2" (LH + TLO2)) results in a significant improvement in exercise performance without inducing additional free radical oxidative stress as reflected in hematological and urinary biomarkers.
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Foundation : 3 Weeks
- Perfect for all cyclists beginning off season training
- Raise your CTL and the all-important muscle tension intervals
Phil Gaimon's FONDO
- Complete similar workouts to what Phil does to prepare for all his KOM's
- Sweet Spot training, threshold intervals, and some anaerobic work