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Sweet Spot Tips

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

How Much Sweet Spot Training Should You Do?

Sweet Spot

How much sweet spot should your daily workouts have? Sweet spot training is a balanced amount of intensity and volume that increases an athlete’s functional threshold power (FTP). In the figure below, the “sweet spot” occurs between a…

Sweet Spot Training for the Triathlete

Sweet Spot, Triathlon

No matter what distance triathlon you’re training for, Sweet Spot training can be a useful addition. The key is timing it correctly to your training phases so it’s optimized for your race distance. If you’ve perused our training…

Sweet Spot versus Zone 2 Training Plan Design

Sweet Spot, Training with Power

by Frank Overton The physiological benefits of sweet spot training are illustrated in the table below: As you can see, there are more x’s in the sweet spot column than there are in zone 2 and tempo columns…

How To Sweet Spot During a Group Ride

Sweet Spot

Nearly 12 years ago,  I wrote the original sweet spot article and it is nice to hear how many athletes have added it to their training and benefited. Sweet Spot Training is incredibly effective! Since then I’ve written the “How…

How to Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Buongiorno! It has been over 10 years since I wrote the original Sweet Spot article and it is nice to hear how many athletes have added it to their training and benefited. I have lurked around on the message boards…

Sweet Spot Training: Advanced Aerobic Endurance

Sweet Spot

by Frank Overton In January of 2005 I was working with group of coaches and sport scientists developing a new power based impulse-response performance model. While we were keeping a lid on it publicly, its revelations influenced my…

Tempo Training

Intervals, Sweet Spot, Training with Power

by Frank Overton, January 25th, 2005 I made it out the door with about 90 min to spare before darkness and black ice would set in. What type of ride did I do? How do you go about…