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The official podcast of FasCat Coaching, based in Boulder, CO. Coach Frank "Big Cat" Overton shares his extensive experience as a cycling coach to help you ride faster through training and racing tips, nutrition, and beyond.

FasCat Cycling Training Tips Podcast FasCat Cycling Training Tips Podcast

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 307 Ratings

The official podcast of FasCat Coaching, based in Boulder, CO. Coach Frank "Big Cat" Overton shares his extensive experience as a cycling coach to help you ride faster through training and racing tips, nutrition, and beyond.

    Achieve your best results with consistency. Here's how

    Achieve your best results with consistency. Here's how

    For years FasCat has touted 'FTFP' - or follow the f'ing plan! But we realize life often gets in the way of executing a detailed training plan to the T. And that's okay! On this podcast, we talk about how you can adapt to life's winding road, make changes in your training as things come up, but still stay the course to achieving your goals.
    FasCat is here to help you stay consistent with two great options: you can hire a full-time professional coach or you can use our new FasCat App, which includes unlimited training plans, the Optimize training-to-recovery balance technology, meal plans, and of course the new AI-powered technology CoachCat!
    Get started with your free month now:

    https://fascatcoaching.com/app

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Will AI replace human coaches in endurance sports?

    Will AI replace human coaches in endurance sports?

    Will AI replace human coaches in Endurance Sports? The short answer is YES. The long answer is No.
    No doubt,  AI will 100% change how humans coach endurance athletes.  Or at least the Coaches who adopt and embrace the technology.
    Gone are the days of a coach spending most of their time on training plan design, data analysis, custom workouts, scheduling and training plan revisions. 
    AI automates those tasks, mind blowingly well. In fact, our very own CoachCat performs these tasks NOW.
    This frees up professional coaches to do what they do best, which is to guide athletes through their experience.
    On this podcast, FasCat Founder Frank Overton explains what AI is doing now in endurance sports coaching, what it could in the future, and what this means for professional coaches and athletes alike.
    Find out for yourself with a free month on the FasCat App, which includes unlimited training plans, the Optimize training-to-recovery balance technology, meal plans, and of course the new AI-powered technology CoachCat!
    Get started with your free month now:

    https://fascatcoaching.com/app

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to ace your first gravel race (of the season, or even ever!)

    How to ace your first gravel race (of the season, or even ever!)

    Do you have your first gravel race coming up? Or perhaps you’ve already done a few in years past, but you’ve got your first gravel race of the season in your sights. Well, on this podcast, Coach Justin Bowes and Ben Delaney walk you through five main tips so you will show up ready to have your best race.

    Coach Justin explains how to:
    1 get your body ready
    2 get your bike ready
    3 plan out your nutrition
    4 dial in your equipment
    and
    5 practice, practice, practice everything on the all-important simulation ride
    --
    Be sure to check out Coach Justin's page, where you can learn more about him and hire him as a personal coach:

    https://fascatcoaching.com/products/justin-bowes

    To start training for your best year yet, get a free month on the FasCat App, which includes unlimited training plans, the Optimize training-to-recovery balance technology, meal plans, access to FasCat Coaches like Justin and now the new AI-powered technology CoachCat!

    Get started with your free month now:
    https://fascatcoaching.com/app

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    5 must-know cycling nutrition strategies

    5 must-know cycling nutrition strategies

    If you're interested in going fast, then paying attention to what, when and how much you eat on the bike is of huge importance. And the science and practice of on-bike nutrition has rocketed ahead recently, with the huge amount of carbohydrate consumed in particular being a major change from just a few short years ago.
    On this podcast, Coach Christian Parrett digs into what you need to know now to fuel your best races and intense training, based on the current science and how it applies to both elite pros and everyday Janes and Joes. 
    Coach Christian raced professionally for a number of years, and has some funny as well as enlightening stories to tell, comparing what is happening in sports science now with how things worked - or didn't! - back in his day. 
    We reference three links in the podcast: 
    -a power-to-speed calculator where you can tweak parameters like your weight and speed and ground surface to see how that affects the amount of power required:
    https://www.gribble.org/cycling/power_v_speed.html
    -an energy gel made from Belgian beer beef stew, stoofvlees:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/C5Dax7yKUwC/?hl=en
    -Coach Christian's page, where you can learn more about him and hire him as a personal coach:
    https://fascatcoaching.com/collections/coaches/products/christian-parrett
    To start training for your best year yet, get a free month on the FasCat App, which includes unlimited training plans, the Optimize training-to-recovery balance technology, meal plans, access to FasCat Coaches like Christian and now the new AI-powered technology CoachCat!

    Get started with your free month now at https://fascatcoaching.com/app.

    • 54 min
    How I won The Mid South-The Lauren De Crescenzo interview

    How I won The Mid South-The Lauren De Crescenzo interview

    Working with Coach Elliott Baring, FasCat athlete Lauren De Crescenzo won her third Mid South this past weekend in dominant fashion. On this podcast Lauren and Elliott talk about how she trained to win this major 100-mile gravel race, the strategy and tactics and gear she used, what you can learn from her methodology, and what’s next on the calendar for the LDC.
    To start training for your best year yet, get a free month on the FasCat App, which includes unlimited training plans, the Optimize training-to-recovery balance technology, meal plans, access to FasCat Coaches like Elliott and now the new AI-powered technology CoachCat!

    Get started with your free month now at https://fascatcoaching.com/app.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Your best race yet? Try a multi-day event

    Your best race yet? Try a multi-day event

    You know what's better than a great day of racing? Multiple days of racing, all stacked together.
    Whether a traditional stage race, a multi-day training camp or a race with some additional riding bolted on, there are a few ways to indulge in a big block on the bike, and on this podcast Coaches Sierra Sims and Ricky Arnopol join Ben Delaney to talk about fun and challenging road, mountain and gravel events that they have done and recommend, plus tips and strategies on how to get the most out of them.
    To start training for your best year yet, get a free month on the FasCat App, which includes unlimited training plans, the Optimize training-to-recovery balance technology, meal plans, access to FasCat Coaches like Sierra and Ricky and now the new AI-powered technology CoachCat!
    Get started with your free month now at https://fascatcoaching.com/app.
     

     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

MudIsFunner ,

Essential Listening: 5 Ways to be a Better Cyclist

I’m a long time listener and just finished this episode with Fascat coach Justin Bowes. What I loved is Justin’s emphasis on the “soft skills” needed to get the most from the hard physical work we do on the bike. It’s not just about watts; it’s really about building a complete athlete with things like focus, preparedness and positive thinking. I was left with the impression that these lessons are not just for cyclists, they are universal. Thanks Fascat and Coach Justin!

bsjry875#^\¥] ,

Just listening makes you….

Feel Faster! This is a great pod for learning about training and getting faster. Coach Frank- and all the coaches- are the real deal and cut through the noise to give you realistic, actionable coaching advice. You’ll love this pod and may even love more their optimize app, training plans, and unbelievable support!

I started with one of their base plans in December and I’m riding much faster now that we are in season. Moving from base to race to dial things up a bit more. It works. Not too hot… not too cold…. Just right.

Jonny99kaplan ,

Good content

Appreciate sharing tips and tricks.

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