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Training Tips

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

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…

Transform your Cycling in 9 Ways

Off-Season Training, Sweet Spot, Training with Power

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.…

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…

Phil Gaimon FasCat Athlete Interview

Sweet Spot, 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…

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…

The Difference between Road and Mountain Bike Power Output

Sweet Spot, Training with Power

The Difference between Road and Mountain Bike Power Output and What Your Training Should Do About it.   Cyclists and the industry as a whole know about the power demands of road racing, but in comparison, we don’t know…

How Much Sweet Spot Training Should You Do?

Sweet Spot

How much sweet spot training should you incorporate into your daily workouts? by Frank Overton January 2014 For the competitive cyclist, sweet spot training is a balanced amount of intensity and volume that produces a maximal increase in…

Three Ways to Improve Functional Threshold Power

Sweet Spot, Training with Power

by Nate Wilson Last month at the Tour of California, the name of the game for Sir Bradley Wiggins was Functional Threshold Power (FTP). FTP is the maximum wattage an athlete can sustain for 60 minutes and according…

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…

Interview with Dr. Asker Jeukendrup 2.28.05

Intervals, Off-Season Training, Sweet Spot, Training with Power

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

Sweet Spot, 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:…