The 4 Key Factors for Gravel Racing Success

Gravel racing season is in full swing, and this week's podcast is all about helping you crush your next race. We believe there are 4 key components to successful gravel racing — pacing, hydration, nutrition, and equipment — so we break down how to approach these things and apply them to your next race or looking back on previous events.

We dive deep into these topics and talk about everything Gravel 101, such as hydration packs and aero bars, gravel simulation rides, nutrition plans leading up to race day, and more.

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We hope you enjoy this week's show, and thank you for listening!

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Intro music: David Cutter Music.

About Frank Overton

Frank founded FasCat Coaching in 2002 and has been a full time cycling coach since 2004. His educational background includes a Masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University, pre-med from Hampden-Sydney College. Frank raced at a professional level on the road and mountain bike and currently competes as a "masters" level gravel and cyclocrosser. Professionally Frank comes from medical school spinal cord research and molecular biotechnology. However, to this day it is a dream come true for Frank to be able to help cyclists as a coach.

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