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Training Tips

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

Inside Coach Isaiah’s Mind: Takeaways from USAC Level 1 Coaches Education

Podcasts

This week on the pod, Coach Isaiah returns to share his takeaways and lessons learned from his recent USA Cycling Coaches Level 1 Education Course, and how it applies to YOUR cycling training. Isaiah shares a lot of…

Transform your Cycling with a Next Level Approach

Coaching Advice, Podcasts

I wrote this four years ago in 2016 and have been living it since – cycling is a lifestyle and in this training tip I’ll share that lifestyle with you – Frank Overton Jan 9, 2020 Four year’s…

Coach’s Buyer Guide Highlight – Gu Nutrition

Videos

Coach Frank and Jackson break down their favorite gear that will help you improve your cycling performance at different budget levels. Huge thanks to Excel Sports in Boulder for hosting us. Listen to previous editions of the FasCat…

Build a Big Base with Sweet Spot Training

Podcasts

It’s December 31st, which means next year is upon us and thoughts are quickly shifting towards the race season. What are you doing to ensure an improvement over last year? What kind of training are you doing? Are…

Off Season Gravel Training

Podcasts

It’s late December and a mere 12 weeks out from the first major gravel race of the season :: LandRun 100. It’s time to get serious and make the most of the remaining months of the offseason to…

Muscle Tension Intervals

Off-Season Training

by Isaiah Newkirk, October 2016 Cyclists can pair Muscle Tension Intervals with weight training for cycling for an even better physiological adaptation. As we leave the 2019 season behind, do you feel that your biggest weakness was not having…

FasCat Holiday Buyer’s Guide LIVE from Excel Sports

Podcasts

We’re back at our favorite local bike shop, Excel Sports for a LIVE podcast sharing FasCat’s picks for the holidays if you or someone you know is a cyclist! Coach Frank breaks down everything from bikes to tires…

The Cyclist’s Guide to Holiday Survival

Weight Loss

“Everybody has the will to win but few have the will to prepare to win” – Bobby Knight.  What kind of will do you have this holiday season? At FasCat we have the will and we’re prepared to…

When to Hire a Coach or Follow a Training Plan w/ Coaches Frank, Jake, and Isaiah

Podcasts

  The three musketeers of FasCat training plan and coaching design, Frank Overton, Jake Rytlewski, and Isaiah Newkirk stop by the studio to discuss an ever-important topic: When to Hire a Coach or Follow a Training Plan? This…

Thanksgiving Gratitude & Black Friday Show

Podcasts

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and Boulder is being covered in snow, so Coach Frank checks in with the podcast to share what he’s grateful for, share the details of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal, and how to…

Coach Isaiah Newkirk on the Transition from Pro Road to Pro Gravel and How to Train

Podcasts

Coach Isaiah is back to chat about his new transition from professional road cyclist into the gravel scene, and how his training and outlook on the sport has shifted. We talk about: cross training planning out a gravel…

A Conversation with Steamboat Gravel Founder, Mark Satkiewicz

Podcasts

In case you’ve been living underneath a rock, gravel racing is hot AF right now. It’s registration season for the 2020 calendar, and races are filling up faster than a Walmart on Black Friday. One of our favorite…

Coach Allie Legg : Life in the Pro Peloton, Gravel Racing, and Offseason Training

Podcasts

This week is a conversation with recently retired pro cyclist and FasCat Coach Allie Legg, who raced for the Twenty20 Sho-Air women’s professional cycling team after getting started in cycling at a young age in the sport of…

Coach’s Buyer Guide – Gear That Will Improve Your Cycling

Videos

Coach Frank and Jackson break down their favorite gear that will help you improve your cycling performance at different budget levels. Huge thanks to Excel Sports in Boulder for hosting us. Listen to previous editions of the FasCat…

Grab Bag: Gamechangers, Zwifting, Principles, and Morning Routines

Podcasts

This week we are talking about the new Netflix documentary The Gamechangers, plant-based Frank, Zwifting, the Excel Sports discount, Ray Dalio’s book, Principles, and Jackson’s morning routine. We hope you enjoy! If you are a training plan customer…

How Much Sweet Spot Should You Do?

Podcasts

We’re back with another discussion of one of FasCat’s main training philosophies: Sweet Spot. A big question we receive by athletes is “how much sweet spotting should I actually be doing?” In fact, our training tip on the…

Ask FasCat #7 – the Cyclocross Edition

Podcasts

We’re back with another installment of our Ask FasCat series, where we take listener questions submitted via our forum and add our take to help make you faster. This time, the focus is cyclocross training, as the season…

Winning in the Grocery Store | Nutrition for Cyclists

Podcasts

   We’re back with another #WinningInTheKitchen special, serving up a conversation about where this all begins: the grocery store. It doesn’t matter how dialed your kitchen is or how motivated you are to cook healthy food if…

Weight Lifting for Cyclists Training Plan

Podcasts

Since we talked about timing as it relates to training last week, this time is all about the timing of strength training/weight lifting for cyclists as it’s the perfect time to get started on that. In this episode,…

Timing is Everything: The What, When, and How of 2020 Training

Podcasts

As the age-old adage goes, timing is everything. As we’re winding down the 2019 season and beginning to look towards 2020, it’s a critical thing to consider when planning our calendar. Choosing A vs. B races, when to…

Off Season Training for Cyclists

Off-Season Training

This Fall,  for those of your with big goals and aspirations, NOW is the time to develop a game plan and start training.  Right now cyclists have a huge opportunity to begin their off season training to take…

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…

Everything Phil’s Cookie Fondo with Phil Gaimon

Podcasts

Phil returns to the FasCat Podcast to chat about his upcoming fondo happening in 6 weeks! Frank and Phil talk about his comeback from a terrible crash suffered earlier this year, what the vibe is like at the…

Reviewing Your 2019 Cycling Season to Get Faster in 2020

Podcasts

As the offseason for most cyclists (sorry, ‘crossers) and fall approaches, it’s time to look back and reflect on your season to see what worked and what didn’t, take stock of your nutrition and training strategies, and use…

Dirk Friel, Co-Founder of TrainingPeaks

Podcasts

This week, Coach Frank sits down with Dirk Friel, the co-founder and Chief Evangelist of TrainingPeaks…the essential software for athletes. It’s what we use to coach our athletes, and what is used by countless other coaches, athletes, and…

SBT GRVL Recap, Offseason Talk, and the Future of USA Cycling

Podcasts

It’s a busy time of year for cycling, so we’re back at it with a 3-part podcast covering 3 very different but interestingly related topics: Steamboat Gravel [SBTG], cyclocross prep and the importance of taking an offseason as…

Ask FasCat #6!

Podcasts

We’re back for a long awaited Q&A episode, answering questions about everything from weight loss to full gas intervals to altitude adjustment…it’s a good one (we even get a call from Mr. Gaimon)! Thanks to everyone for submitting…

Rebecca’s Private Idaho Race Analysis

Podcasts

Rebecca’s Private Idaho has quickly risen to one of the top gravel race weekends in the country. Based in the small ski town of Ketchum, Idaho, RPI was started by endurance mountain bike legend and Ketchum local, Rebecca…

Six Weeks till Cyclocross – how to train for cyclocross

Cyclocross, Podcasts

It’s August 1st, which means #crossiscoming in approximately 6 weeks. It’s time to get serious about training, honing cross-specific skills, and prepare the body for the demands of cyclocross. Have no fear our “oh shh*t six week cyclocross…

Steamboat Gravel (SBTGRVL) Pre-Race Course Recon, Training, and Equipment Tips

Podcasts

We’re about 3 weeks away from the inaugural Steamboat Gravel race, and Coach Frank recently pre-rode the critical 100 miles of the 140 race. From pacing and training to equipment and course conditions, we’re here this week on…

Using Strava Live Segments to Perform “Strava-Vals”

Podcasts

  This week, we discuss how Strava live segments can “hack” your interval performance by increasing motivation, positive reinforcement, and therefore your power output. Strava-Vals is going as hard as you can like an interval but using the…

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…

Time Trial Training & Racing w/ Coach Isaiah

Podcasts

This week on the pod, we have a special episode for you featuring our very own TT specialist, Coach Isaiah Newkirk! Isaiah races professionally for the 303 Project cycling team, and is a strong disciple of the time…