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Races Tips

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

Leadville 100 MTB Training


Leadville. An old mining town turned outdoor mecca. Listen close and you’ll hear whispers of legends past. The likes of Dave Wiens’ win over Lance Armstrong in the Leadville 100 is just one legend of many. Dig deeper…

Training for the Iceman Cometh MTB Race

Podcasts, Races

by Jake Rytlewski,  September 2019 If you have ever heard of or been to Kalkaska, Michigan chances are you have done or heard of the Iceman Cometh. The Iceman Cometh is a 27 mile point to point mountain…

How to Peak for Cyclocross Nationals

Cyclocross, Races, Training with Power

US Cyclocross Nationals is about 8 weeks away (depending on when you are reading this) and there is still time to train ‘get faster’ for the State and National Championships.  I like to use the Performance Manager Chart…

The Haute Route San Francisco’s Timed Segments


As a rider ambassador for the Haute Route, one of the biggest questions I get on group rides is, “what is the format for the results?”  In this training tip I will explain the timed segments way of…

Collegiate Road Nationals Training


My experience with collegiate racing is sometimes the races cane be short,  Even if they aren’t short I would look to get more riding before or after the races. Early on this is a great way to build…

Training to Win the Colorado State Criterium Championship


We all secretly crave the ability to say “I am the best in the state”, but how do you train for such a specific race like the state criterium championships? Yes VO2 work is needed and you can…

Crusher in Tushar Training


In May of 2013 I got divorced and had to move out of my house and away from my kids.  I was wrecked and had no idea what to do. So I rode my bike. In the mountains.…

Training for the Triple


Whether you’re doing one day of the Triple Bypass or going big for the Double Triple challenge, the key to having a successful ride is endurance, endurance, endurance! You’ll need the muscular endurance to grind up the long…

Lake to Lake Triathlon Training

Races, Triathlon

With a longer bike course that climbs up the beautiful foothills of Northern Colorado, the Lake to Lake Triathlon is not your typical olympic distance race. Over 1000 feet of elevation are gained & lost on this course…

Tulsa Tough Training

Races, Training with Power

Tulsa Tough training is all about anaerobic intervals.  Zone 6 intervals 20 – 60 seconds in length + sprints will prepare you optimally for this style of bike racing.  When we designed a training plan for Tulsa Tough,…

Power Demands from US Master’s Road Race Nationals

Races, Training with Power

What it takes to win the Masters 35 – 39 National Road Race Championships, by Coach Jake Rytlewski & performed by Jonathan Jacob, Bissell ABG Giant Congratulations to FasCat athlete Jonathan Jacob, who won the Masters 35 –…

Phil’s File: Tour of California, 2016

Races, Training with Power

Power Data Analysis by Frank Overton, May 2016 FasCat Athlete Phil Gaimon is racing the 2016 Tour of California for Cannondale Pro Cycling and Coach Frank is dissecting his power data and asking questions about what was going on in…

Tour of the Gila: A How to Guide


For most amateur racers, the Tour of the Gila is arguably the closest thing they will ever come to the Tour de France. Held in the beautiful south west Gila National Forest in New Mexico, the race courses…

Estes Park Stage Race: an SRM analysis of Will Frischkorn’s GC and stage wins 8.31.04

Races, Training with Power

Four years later, Frischkorn was in a similar race winning breakaway during stage stage 3 of the 2008 Tour de France.   He nearly won the stage, finishing 2nd.  The long breakaway at Estes Park is a good example…