103 episodes

Presented by Zwift, this podcast digs deep into the world of cycling and indoor training. Coaches Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong bring decades of pro racing experience and talk training, nutrition, racing dynamics, and everything else under the saddle. Listen in and come away stronger and faster for any road you take on.

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    • 4.4 • 81 Ratings

Presented by Zwift, this podcast digs deep into the world of cycling and indoor training. Coaches Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong bring decades of pro racing experience and talk training, nutrition, racing dynamics, and everything else under the saddle. Listen in and come away stronger and faster for any road you take on.

    Episode 68 - Red Walters, One Year To Go Pro

    Episode 68 - Red Walters, One Year To Go Pro

    Red Walters has a very promising career ahead of him, but Covid-19 closed down racing for 2020 and he couldn't show off his potential as he had hoped too. Now he's stuck with only 1 year left in the Under23 category, and 1 year to show off his talent and earn a pro signing. He sits down with Matt Rowe and Rahsaan Bahati to discuss lockdown training, diversity in cycling, what he hopes the future holds, and let's not forget his previous accolades in dinghy racing... 

    • 42 min
    Episode 67 - Rachael Elliott, TT Star to Paralympic Hopeful

    Episode 67 - Rachael Elliott, TT Star to Paralympic Hopeful

    She's a renowned Zwift community member, record holder and now Paralympic hopeful! Rachael Elliott has not let her 2018 stroke stop her from living her life to the fullest, and she sat down with Kristin Armstrong to discuss TT mindset, how her stroke changed the way she trains and whether we might see Rachael at the Paralympics some day. She's a Zwifting legend, and you can catch her in community rides and races including the Zwift Race League! 

    • 47 min
    WRRS Special: A Discussion on Equality in Sport With Special Guests

    WRRS Special: A Discussion on Equality in Sport With Special Guests

    In this Women's Ride and Run Series special episode, we start a discussion about equality in sports from many different perspectives. Sarah Axelson, Director of Advocacy at the Women's Sports Foundation talks about the work she and her colleagues do to improve equality in sports because of the many benefits it provides. Ayesha McGowan talks about her career and being the first African American woman to sign with a professional road cycling team, whilst also providing easy ways to be an advocate for change. Then to close the show, Joanna Hoffman (Director of Communications at Athlete Ally) has a conversation with Dr Veronica Ivy, the first transgender world track cycling champion, about the equality both female and male trans athletes face when trying to take part in sports.
     
    About Women’s Sports Foundation:
    Zwift is proud to support the Women’s Sport Foundation, which exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, WSF is building a future where every girl and woman can #KeepPlaying and unlock the lifelong benefits of sport participation. All girls. All women. All sports.®
     
    Ayesha McGowan’s Social Media Handles:
    Twitter: @ayesuppose
    Instagram: @ayesuppose
     
    Twitter Threads Mentioned By Dr Veronica Ivy:
    NCAA thread: https://twitter.com/SportIsARight/status/1358141431823613957
    Testosterone data thread: https://twitter.com/SportIsARight/status/1357723759910805505
    Thread about Dr Veronica Ivy: https://twitter.com/SportIsARight/status/1358502888436363267
     
    Dr Veronica Ivy's Academic Work:
    https://bit.ly/transsport 
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/12QQ9lo8K7vs6lmMiP9CoXBDVRdFHCIWLWf1UHCP0oBY/edit?usp=sharing 
    Her website: veronicaivy.com
     
    Dr Veronica Ivy's Social Media Handles:
    Twitter: @sportisaright
    Instagram: drveronicaivy
     
    About Athlete Ally: 
    Athlete Ally believes sport will change the world when it welcomes and empowers all people. As a leading national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, Athlete Ally works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQI+ people in sport. We educate individuals and institutions to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQI+ people and how they can build an inclusive culture within their athletic communities. We work to ensure sport governing bodies, teams and leagues adopt policies that reflect the diversity of their constituents. We incubate athlete activism to advance LGBTQI+ equality in and through sport. For more information, visit www.athleteally.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @AthleteAlly. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    WRRS Special: Women’s Training with Dr Stacy Sims and More

    WRRS Special: Women’s Training with Dr Stacy Sims and More

    From training as a woman, to motivation, to getting the most out of Zwift, and everything in between, tune into the WRRS live panel featuring exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Dr. Stacy Sims, 3x Gold Medalist Kirstin Armstrong, Sports Nutritionist Gemma Sampson, and Olympic Runner Gwen Jorgensen.
    This live panel was originally posted on Facebook and YouTube, if you'd prefer to view it in video form

    • 55 min
    Episode 66 - Coaching Explained... Positioning

    Episode 66 - Coaching Explained... Positioning

    In the latest edition of Coaching Explained, Greg Henderson and Matt Rowe discuss positioning and the importance of being in the right place during a race. 
    Coaching Explained is a series of podcast episodes where Greg and Matt take it back to basics and explain the important, need-to-know details of key cycling terms and concepts. If you want to level up your training, racing or riding, then these episodes will show you how! 

    • 21 min
    Episode 65 - Coaching Explained... FTP

    Episode 65 - Coaching Explained... FTP

    In a new series called 'Coaching Explained', Greg Henderson and Matt Rowe sit down to delve into the need to know facts about key coaching and cycling terms. To kick it off, they look at FTP and show you how to figure out what yours is, how to increase it, and what it actually means. 
    Tune in next Friday, when Greg and Matt look into bike positioning!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Sevad ,

Great addition to my training.

Zwift and the podcast help with training regimen.

Huy5647 ,

Political really?!!!

Just downloaded the last two episodes. Had to switch over to velo news podcast after Matt’s Rich White sport comment! Velo news was doing a show highlighting Rich White Colombian cyclist! Lol Stick to cycling and learn some cycling history Matt!

DmSweet! ,

Great interviewees but….

Love the variety of athletes that the podcast brings in, but whenever she is the interviewer, Kristen talks more than the interviewee. Nothing personal against Kristen, as she is an amazing person and athlete, but I want to hear more from the people being interviewed.

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