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Training Tips

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

What to Do When Your Race is Cancelled

Podcasts

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the timing of your training for the 2020 cycling season has changed. Races are in question, stress is high, and a lot of us are wondering how to proceed with our…

Announcing the FasCat Coaching Gravel Team

Podcasts

We’re starting a gravel team! That’s right, the FasCat Coaching Gravel Team will be a thing this year, and we’re here to tell you all about it! Coaches Frank, Jake, Isaiah, and Jackson will be traveling to six…

Frank and Jackson Talk Dirty Kanza and How to Go Plant-Based

Podcasts

This week Frank and Jackson sit down to help each other out and answer some questions. Jackson is training for his first Dirty Kanza, and asked Frank to coach him through the overview of the next 3 months…

The Big Cat’s 3 Go-To Interval Workouts

Podcasts

Coach Frank “BigCat” Overton drops some knowledge and watt bombs about his top 3 go-to interval workouts this week on the pod. Threshold, VO2 and Anaerobic Capacity/Zone 6 intervals.  It’s that time of year to start thinking about…

How to Train for Strava with Phil Gaimon

Intervals

Phil Gaimon and I have been going for Strava KOMs for a few years now, and before that, it was hill climb victories and world tour prowess.  In this training tip we want to tell you how to…

Amity Rockwell

Podcasts

This week we’re excited to bring you a conversation with Amity Rockwell, the 2019 winner of Dirty Kanza and overall gravel hitter. Amity has a unique and interesting path into the sport of cycling after growing up in…

#FtFP Meets Winning In The Kitchen: Recipes!

Podcasts

Perhaps the two most important pillars of the FasCat Coaching ethos, following the plan and Winning in the Kitchen go very hand in hand. We’ve podcasted about them separately but realized that they fit together nicely, so we…

Know Your Zones

Coaching Advice

Can you recall your training zones? Heart rate and power? The numbers should roll off your tongue.  With the introduction of technology-based guides more and more athletes are becoming dependent on what their screen tells them. The real…

Peter Stetina on Dirty Kanza Power Data, Nutrition Philosophies, and Spirit Animals

Podcasts

WorldTour veteran and recent convert to the gravel scene, Pete Stetina, drops by the FasCat pod to share his wisdom and power data into some of the biggest races on the calendar like Belgian Waffle Ride, Dirty Kanza,…

Ask FasCat #8 — Dirty Kanza Training, Polarized vs. Sweet Spot, and More!

Podcasts

We’re back with our 8th edition of Ask FasCat, where we field listener questions to help you become a faster cyclist. This time, Coach Isaiah is in the house to help break down questions ranging from Dirty Kanza…

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…

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…

Off Season Gravel Training

Podcasts

It’s late December, early January and time to get serious and make the most of the remaining months of the offseason to come into the gravel calendar swinging. Coach Frank and Jackson sit down to discuss their top…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…