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#SecretTraining Tips

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

#secrettraining: What to eat before a cyclocross race


As a former professional and now a coach I am often asked, “What should I eat before a cyclocross race?” In the past I would always default to what worked best for me, which is as follows. I…

#secrettraining: 10 tips to win the morning


Unless you’re a paid professional racer or lucky enough to avoid the ole’ nine-to-five, chances are you have to get up at the crack of dawn to train. Even if you’re a morning person, getting up before the…

#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…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for March


Is this the year you are going to try cyclocross? Was that a, “yes?” If so, or even if you are currently at “maybe” status, follow along with us and we will guide you all the way through…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for April


Here are our Ten #secretrraining Cyclocross Training Tips for April: …and remember you can buy our #secrettraining April Training plan here for only $39. 1) Ride your bike more. Daylight savings is here. Temperatures are heating up. There are…

#secrettraining: How to do a 5 minute Plank


March is here. You’ve roughly six months until the start of cyclocross season. Your core (abdominal and low back muscles) needs to be stronger. One of the best ways to increase core strength is by doing plank exercises.…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for May


May is here and Spring has sprung. With days getting longer and temperatures warming up, there are no more excuses. It’s time to do some work. Here are our Ten Cyclocross Training Tips for May. 1.) Stick to your…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for June


If you’re reading this then you know it’s June. Which means if you’re planning to start racing in September, ‘cross season is just three months away! It’s time to do some work! The effort you put out during…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for August


In my part of the world the sun is setting a bit earlier and the nights are getting chilly. I’ve seen a few leaves that have changed color, too. Yep, it’s August and fall is almost here. That…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for January and February


TIME TO DO WORK It’s the 2nd half of January 2019 and for most of us mere mortals cyclocross season has been over for nearly a month now. Chances are you have taken a nice long break since…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for October (& Early November)


Cyclocross season is in full swing! Depending on where you live, you have the opportunity to race nearly every weekend. Sure, it’s fun to compete every weekend and if your goal is to race as much as possible,…

#secrettraining Cyclocross Tips for September


The wait over. Cyclocross season is here. If you’ve been doing all the #secrettraining homework I have suggested you are now fit, flexible, hydrated, a few pounds lighter and have the core strength of an Instagram fitness model.…

#secrettraining: It’s Time for a New Cyclocross Bike


Spring is in the air and the cyclocross season is a just six months away. I know, I know…six months is a long ways away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your new (or new…

#secrettraining: You Need to Stretch


If you start a simple daily stretching routine and stick with it you will feel better. I am 100% confident in this. A stretching routine does not have to be long and complex. In fact, if you only…

#secrettraining: Drink More Water


You are not drinking enough water. I can pretty much guarantee it. If there is one easy thing you can start today to make you a better bike racer (and person) is to drink more water. How much…

#secrettraining: Cyclocross Season is Over: Now What?!


The first item on your postseason agenda is to take a break. A real break…like a two week with no bike kind of break. A break to do and eat what you want, when you want, how you…

What is #secrettraining?


  What the heck is Secret Training, you ask? Well, I’m not exactly sure who first coined the phrase, but I’ll bet it wasn’t me. Anyway, the story goes like this: Several years ago a friend and I…