13 episodes

Welcome to The Breakaway Podcast.

The Breakaway Podcast is a conversation about cycling and self-improvement. Most of that improvement comes from work we do on the bike but like anyone passionate about their fitness, and for whom cycling is more than just ‘exercise; it’s not just about the bike.

In this podcast, we break down the latest in cycling coaching and motivation to make it simple. You’re busy. We get it. We talk to the best in the world to help you make sense of it all and make your time matter. We will make it simple but improvement isn’t easy. You still have to do the work.

What is The Breakaway?

The Breakaway is the killer training app for Peloton, Garmin, and Zwift cyclists.

Smart goals and actionable insights help you progress faster. Motivational feedback and guidance from top pros ensure you are focused and learning as you go. Get focused, get ready, get better!

Welcome to The Breakaway.

You can join The Breakaway at http://www.breakaway.app or in the Apple App store at: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-breakaway/id1527105594
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The Breakaway Podcast: Simple, But Not Easy Breakaway Industries, Ltd.

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to The Breakaway Podcast.

The Breakaway Podcast is a conversation about cycling and self-improvement. Most of that improvement comes from work we do on the bike but like anyone passionate about their fitness, and for whom cycling is more than just ‘exercise; it’s not just about the bike.

In this podcast, we break down the latest in cycling coaching and motivation to make it simple. You’re busy. We get it. We talk to the best in the world to help you make sense of it all and make your time matter. We will make it simple but improvement isn’t easy. You still have to do the work.

What is The Breakaway?

The Breakaway is the killer training app for Peloton, Garmin, and Zwift cyclists.

Smart goals and actionable insights help you progress faster. Motivational feedback and guidance from top pros ensure you are focused and learning as you go. Get focused, get ready, get better!

Welcome to The Breakaway.

You can join The Breakaway at http://www.breakaway.app or in the Apple App store at: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-breakaway/id1527105594
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    Episode 13: Tyler Farrar

    Episode 13: Tyler Farrar

    Tyler has quite the story; going pro at 18, becoming one of the best sprinters in the world, and ending his career as one of only 3 Americans to win a stage in each grand tour. 
    This episode is packed with:
    The highs and lows of being a professional cyclist.
    How to continue challenging yourself after transition periods in your life.
    The evolution of cycling from the early 2000s to now.
    04:13 - Nailing retirement to hang out with your friends and still get paid.
    04:59 - Figuring out what you want to be early.
    06:43 - Why Tyler didn’t drag his career out…
    8:58 - Goal setting
    9:58 - Why Tyler opened his brakes so he couldn’t use them.
    15:13 - How Tyler managed risk vs. reward.
    16:48 - The mentality of fire fighting vs. sprinting.
    17:18 - ‘Risk a lot to save a lot’
    18:16 - One person’s crazy is another person’s normal.
    18:58 - A behind the scene look at what it’s like to sprint for a World Tour victory.
    22:13 - Flow state
    26:13 - Tyler’s process for getting ‘In the Zone’
    29:08 - Physically transforming from cycling to firefighting
    30:48 - Allowing himself to be seen
    32:38 - There’s a demon
    33:33 - Coming back from injury
    35:48 - Forced tapers…
    37:58 - Going dark
    39:13 - Homework - Come up with a process to tap into flow state.

    • 39 min
    Episode 12: Dylan Casey

    Episode 12: Dylan Casey

    Dylan is a former professional cyclists, national champion, Google employee, and current technology executive.
    We get into a bit of everything in this one including:
    What it takes to be successful on and off the bike.
    Frameworks for improvement.
    How to reverse engineer to achieve your goals.
    03:00 - Commonalities between being a National Champion and getting a job at Google.
    04:15 - Commonalities between simple training and showing improvement - the feedback loop.
    05:40 - How Dylan ‘fell into cycling by accident’ in college
    07:59 - Dylan’s current fitness journey and being more intentional
    08:40 - Being methodical & prioritizing your day
    12:34 - Christian talks about how much they did wrong back in the 90’s
    13:19 - You can get 70-80% of your peak potential fitness with 10 hours a week
    14:00 - Dylan talks Nutrition and Crossfit
    16:29 - Group rides are races
    23:08 - Covid, injuries and indoor training for the win
    21:04 - Putting scores on the board
    22:55 - How to train for an event in 8 weeks
    26:04 - Christian reflects on pain tolerance
    28:34 - How to nail your intervals
    30:18 - You’re stronger than you think…
    35:34 - Suffering across different sports
    38:15 - Cycling as a game of economics
    40:20 - Learning about intention and the ability to push ourselves
    41:34 - Take a moment of intention
    43:40 - Recovery vs actual rest
    44:54 - Homework - “There’s nothing better than a double day.”

    • 45 min
    Episode 11: Dr. Sian Allen

    Episode 11: Dr. Sian Allen

    Sian has spent over 10 years providing sport science support to athletes and coaches in Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports across high performance environments in Great Britain and New Zealand. She began her career working as a Physiologist with British Swimming, before obtaining an applied PhD in statistical modeling of sport performance from AUT University while working with Swimming New Zealand.
    Sian then took up a strategic role as Performance Intelligence Manager with Paralympics New Zealand into the Rio 2016 Games, managing innovation projects and data analysis systems across all Paralympic sports in New Zealand. She now combines her data analytics and exercise physiology backgrounds with the latest in technology and scientific research, working as a Research Manager in the Product Innovation team at Lululemon Athletica on the West Coast of Canada.

    • 45 min
    Episode 10: Benji Naesen

    Episode 10: Benji Naesen

    In this episode we sit down with pro cycling analyst, Benji Naesen. Benji has a very interesting backstory as somebody who grew up spending his time playing soccer and gaming without much exposure to cycling until a later age. Now, he's transitioned into a full-time cycling analyst and podcaster on the Lanterne Rouge Cycling Podcast.

    • 42 min
    Episode 9: Allen Lim on Breaking barriers (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 9: Allen Lim on Breaking barriers (Part 2 of 2)

    Allen Lim Part II: The Joy of Data and breaking down barriers.
    Allen has a gift. A gift of parlaying a lifetime of knowledge and experiences into Layman's terms. In this episode, Allen looks back at his days in professional cycling, the good times and the hard times that became great ones with time. Breaking down barriers not only with sports science but with the racism rooted in some of the world that professional cycling operated in. Listening to Allen speak is hypnotic and we could've kept this going for hours….get some popcorn and enjoy.

    • 33 min
    Episode 8: The joy of data with Allen Lim (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 8: The joy of data with Allen Lim (Part 1 of 2)

    Allen Lim Part 1.The joy of data and the start of marginal gains. By now you've most likely heard the term “marginal gains” being thrown around in the cycling world. In this episode, we speak with sports scientist, coach, and Skratch Labs founder Dr. Allen Lim about how he broke down long-standing barriers in the cycling world and introduced us to what we now call marginal gains.
    Implementing scientifically proven data, in a sport that was riddled with tradition and resistance to 'science' was no easy task. We had to split this into two episodes as there are too many sound bites for one to take.

    • 27 min

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