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Coaching Advice Tips

Training Tips for Cycling with Coaching Advice and Expertise from the FasCat Coaches.

Video: Should You Strength Train During the Season?

Coaching Advice, Off-Season Training, Videos

A hot topic of debate: should you do strength training during the race season? Coach Frank and Jackson discuss… The FasCat Athlete Forum is live! Join the discussion here.

#secrettraining: To race or not to race

#SecretTraining, Coaching Advice, Cyclocross, Off-Season Training

The spring bike racing season is upon us. If you’re a cyclocross racer this can be a tough time of year. While your buddies are hitting peak form and looking to mix it up at the front of…

Switching from Base to Race

Coaching Advice, Training with Power

Now that we’ve hit the home stretch of winter and the first season’s races are on the horizon, intervals looms large for all well prepared cyclists.  I’m not talking about sweet spot or tempo intervals; I’m talking full…

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Cycling

Coaching Advice

If you ride bikes long enough you’ll make plans to do a ride or event that scares you a little bit. Like the Haute Route or a Gran Fondo.  100 miles? Let’s go. 8,000 feet of climbing? Sure,…

Recovery for Cycling

Coaching Advice

Sleeping, eating and following a well designed training plan are the three best recovery techniques for cyclists. From beginners to pros, sleeping longer, following a plan and eating better will improve your overall training and racing. These three recovery activities…

Winning in the Kitchen: Performance Nutrition

Coaching Advice, Weight Loss

Winning in the Kitchen is a phrase I coined from my cyclocross mechanic friend’s referencing their meticulous work in the garage in the days leading up to an epic conditions race. Gluing tubulars and fine tuning cyclocross race…

Tapering in Cycling for Peak Performance

Coaching Advice

Have you ever heard of the expression “All the hay is in the barn” ? To many cyclists and farmers alike it has great meaning: the hard work is over and now it is time to reap the…

YouTube Training Tips Channel

Coaching Advice, Intervals

FasCat is turning 15th this Memorial Day (2018) so we decided to start a YouTube Training Tips Channel!  Our goal is to share training tips that you can use on your next ride: Our training tips youtube channel…

My Coaching Philosophy

Coaching Advice

Recently, I was called “Mr. Sweet Spot” on the Consummate Athlete Podcast.  It was a compliment for sure but we went on to talk about the many other things I believed in. As I listen again the podcast…

“A” Race Preparation: 6 Key Elements

Coaching Advice

Cycling season is in full swing and many riders are lining for a crit or road race almost every weekend. But every rider should pick one or two races to key on and make their season priority. Typically…

What to Do When You Feel Sick

Coaching Advice

I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for over ten years because nearly every week I get the: ‘Coach, I’m getting sick, what do I do?” Practicing what I preach, “Always seek the help of a medical…

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Masters Cyclists

Coaching Advice

You’ve probably heard of the book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.  I’m a fan and over my coaching years, I’ve noticed how the same principles apply to cyclists: their habits to be successful. Most masters cyclists are…

Transform your Cycling in 9 Ways

Coaching Advice

A year ago my new year’s resolution was to double down and make 2016 my year to have a great cycling season. You know, ‘get serious’.   This motivation came from two cyclocross seasons of getting my ass kicked.…

Phil Gaimon FasCat Athlete Interview

Coaching Advice, Training with Power

Interview by the FasCat Coaches,  February 2016 FasCat Athlete and Team Cannondale Rider, Phil Gaimon is back in the European peloton for 2016 and off to a good start having just finished Provence and Haut Var.  We asked Phil for his take…

Take a Recovery Day to come into Form

Coaching Advice

by Frank Overton: June 15, 2015 Now that racing has begun or is about to begin its time to go fast. You’ve lifted weights this winter, suffered through the horrible winter to put in your base miles, watched Tour…

Interview with Dr. Asker Jeukendrup

Coaching Advice

Whether you are a beginning time trialist or a world class competitor there are several ways to use aerodynamics to your advantage. Some are relatively inexpensive while others are prohibitively expensive. We got the inside scoop from noted…

Phil Gaimon, Professional Cyclist Team Garmin, Interview

Coaching Advice, Training with Power

FasCat Athlete Phil Gaimon spent a rest day answering the FasCat Coaches questions on training, cookies, host housing, Frankie Andreu, beer, the suck o meter, his VO2, skinny jeans, razors, Strava, mentors and his CTL.  Read on: Coach Nadia:…