The show for cyclists, runners, multisport athletes with topics covering how to train, improving performances, the tech, the gear and the gadgets that endurance athletes love and finding new ways to get even more enjoyment out of your sport. Look for guests hosts and listener Q&A shows too.
Running Tech Guide
This week on Bench Talk on The Endurance QuickCast it’s all about running tech. Specifically what I, coach Rob, use and why I selected it for my training and competition as a runner. Everything from clothing, shoes, insoles, hydration and the typical running tech and more. Have a listen and let me know what your favorite running geat and tech is and why.
Sports Nutrition Foundational Information
The drought is over and Coach Rob is back with a long overdue edition of The Feed on the Endurance QuickCast. Rob covers what he refers to as foundational information on sports nutrition for runners and cyclists. Coach cover’s pre-hydration fueling guidance as well as intra-training and race guidance and wraps it up talking about fueling for recovery.
Power meter standards and what’s new in power meter tech
On today’s Endurance QuickCast Josh and I talk about what’s new with power meters and unravel the mysteries of wireless sensor protocols. We cover Bluetooth and ANT specifics along with the advantages and disadvantages of each protocol when selecting a new power meter, bike computer, and even smart trainers. Then we dive into recently released power meters, power meter tech and new sensors that promise real-time aero testing on your bike! We close the show by discussing what we hope to see at Eurobike and Interbike as well as make some show predictions.
What it takes to participate in group training effectively
Coach Rob is back and he is sharing his experiences of how to participate in group training. Whether you are participating in a clinic, boot camp, training camp or group instructor lead training there is quite a bit to know to make it an effective worthwhile experience.
Is Electronic Shifting Worth The Extra Money
Electronic drivetrains come up pretty frequently when I talk with my athletes and I recently was asked if Di2 was worth the upgrade over an equivalent mechanical shifting groupset. So let's explore the ins and out of electronic shifting in this episode of Bench Talk.
Winter Athlete Q an A
It's Athlete Q and A time! One of my favorite things to do is communicate with athletes and share what we have learned along the way to make our sport and athletic endeavors better. We have all kinds of questions covering where you can find the show, bike fit, doping with baking soda, meditation on the run or ride, FTP tests, other podcasts, hill repeats indoors, the best power meter and smart trainers, running with power and more!
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Great information. The audio has improved over the last year. As always, the information is quite useful for both beginners and experienced cyclists. Topics can be derived from questions from listeners or from topics Coach Rob sees as important for people he coaches. He coaches a large range of athletes. He has several that are competing on a national level and many that like myself are trying to get better at recreational riding. Topics are generally relevant to all people who ride from commuters to computers. Worth listening.
Worth it to listen
Rob does a good job and produces at a regular interval. Keeps it simple most of the time for the average Joe or Jane. Brings in Kelli for nutrition guidance which has been productive for me. I have tried some of the training tips which have been good and like I said before, keeps it within reach of the amateur cyclist as well as relevant for the elite cyclists also. Responsive to questions and comments. I'm considering hiring or enrolling in his programs.
This is an excellent podcast that covers all aspects of cycling but also discusses endurance training as it applies to all disciplines. Rob goes into detail about the science behind his recommendations with additional information related to his and his athletes' personal experiences. These are well-organized topics by a professional coach who does his homework and loves to share what he has learned. If there is a topic he hasn't covered, just wait--it will be. Or just ask. He pays attention. I recommend this for athletes at any level of experience who want to up their game or to even just understand why their workouts are structured the way they are (and if you don't have structure, why you should!). Keep up the great work!!