Together, with host Dirk Friel, Co-founder of TrainingPeaks, guests explore topics ranging from advancements in the science of endurance training, their greatest racing moments, to even favorite recovery products. Listen in and get inspired to take on your next big challenge!
Season 2, Ep. 18: Trailblazing the Road Cycling World with Dr. Carol Austin
For our final episode of Season 2, we could think of no other guest to interview besides the legend in her own right, Dr. Carol Austin. Dr. Austin is a trailblazer in the cycling world, serving as the first female ever to serve as the head of medical...
Season 2, Ep. 17: Building an E-Racing League with Tim Ballintine
When the huge surge of indoor and e-racing arrived earlier this year, Coach Tim Ballintine was more than ready. With his massively successful KOA Sports League, athletes have been able to race competitively from anywhere in the world, while still...
Season 2, Ep. 16: Listener Q & A With Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgensen
Gwen Jorgensen has a triathlon resume that might cause you to do a double-take. And yet, she is ready to move on, change sports entirely and focus exclusively on running for the 2021 Olympic Games. In this special episode fueled by the listener...
Season 2, Ep. 15: The Athlete's Brain with Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson
Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall are a fascinating pair. With Lesley's personal experiences as a professional triathlete and coach, combined with Simon's sports psychology expertise, the two of them are able to provide deep insight into what makes an...
Season 2, Ep. 14: Gut Training for Endurance Athletes with Patrick Wilson
This week Dirk sat down with Registered Dietician Patrick Wilson to discuss the common gastrointestinal issues that plague endurance athletes. Together, Dirk and Patrick cover everything from beverage osmolality, leaky gut syndrome, the benefits of...
Season 2, Ep. 13: How to Coach A Tour de France Champion with Iñigo San Millán
Winning the Tour de France is no easy feat, and when you dig into the science behind coaching a champion, the task only looks tougher. This week, in a special 'Sprint' episode of the CoachCast, Dirk discusses Tadej Pogacar's recent TDF win with his...
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Polarized training saved my cycling life!
Episode 9. After listening to Steven Seiler (on this and other podcasts) as well as Steve Neil (on another podcast) my cycling life has avoided recurrent over training & burnout phases. I started cycling about four years ago using TrainerRoad; HIT sessions were great at first but I soon realized that the method TR offered was biased toward selling their HIT product. Their advice devolved into distracted babbling.
It led to recurrent overtraining with decreased performance which was demotivating. Now with Polarization in my training I continue to improve and feel great. I only wish TrainingPeaks would offer an app to view and perform workouts (from workout-builder) on an iPad. I could finally drop my TR account! Please.
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