It’s about that time! With all the craziness and uncertainty of 2020, we still believe in the importance of taking an actual “off season” to bring some certainty to the cycling season periodization. So how should that look? What should you do? Today on the podcast is a continuation of our 2018 episode about the post-season break where we talked about the 3 core tenets of a good offseason break:

  1. Taking 2 weeks off from following a training plan
  2. Re-establishing Life Balance
  3. Soul Rides

In this podcast we give seven more performance enhancing, non biking activities to consider as you take some time away from structured, dedicated training. They are:

  1. Nutrition/ Winning in the Kitchen
  2. Yoga
  3. Foundations
  4. MTB’ing (riding a different bike)
  5. Relationships
  6. Back to School/Family
  7. Goal Setting


Our Phils’ Fondo Training plan Starts Sept. 14th – you can sign up for the FREE Phil’s Bake your Own Cookie Fondo at

We are working on two new training plans:

#1 the at home resistance training plan

#2 Lacey’s Winning in the Kitchen Weight Loss Plan

Next week is our regular Ask a FasCat Q&A podcast :: please submit your training questions to or on our forum by next Wednesday Sept 16th.  The most thoughtful question will win a pair of GravelKING SK’s and a GUEnergy prize pack!

This podcast is brought to you by WattBike, the solid dedicated at home training bike to get some offseason training at home this winter! Check them out at

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