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Lauren Paquette - Pro Runner and Sport Psychologist

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 03/31/2019

Taper Like a Boss and Manage Taper Insanity show art Taper Like a Boss and Manage Taper Insanity

Coaches on Couches

It never fails that within a "tapering period" (we are not big fans of the term), a lot of athletes lose their ever lovin' minds! They just can't handle changes in volume, plan poorly, freak out, and make stupid mistakes that affect their race performance.

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The Golden Rules of Bike Racing As a Team show art The Golden Rules of Bike Racing As a Team

Coaches on Couches

If you race your bike with a group of other people in the same clothing as you, be it a road race, criterium, or on gravel, there are a set of commandments thou shalt follow 95% of the time to insure you all race as a team. Why? A team is stronger than any one individual 95% of the time. It's true that overall team strategies work about 5% of the time in amateur racing, but if you follow these simple rules your squad will increase those odds of putting one of your riders on the top step of the podium.

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You Had a Bad Day...Let’s Deal With It! show art You Had a Bad Day...Let’s Deal With It!

Coaches on Couches

Guess what? Stuff happens. As a triathlete, cyclist, or runner, if you swim, bike, and/or run fairly often, you are going to have some bad days here and there. Some that are out of your control and some that you could have prevented. It's inevitable. Happens to the best in the world, and the newbie alike. The 3 most important things you can hold on to when coping with a crap day are: 1. You’ll learn more from a bad day than a good day...any day. 2. Not one single day, workout, or race defines you as an athlete. 3. Weakness = opportunity So this week we plan to make lemonade out of lemons and...

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All Things Leadville 100 With Hart Robinson and David Collins show art All Things Leadville 100 With Hart Robinson and David Collins

Coaches on Couches

Coming off a couple of stellar Leadville 100 performances, we bring back a previous guest, Hart Robinson, along with his training partner, David Collins, to chat quickly about their first major achievement of the year, which was dominating the Dirty Kanza 200.

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Tips for Avoiding a Heat Beat Down show art Tips for Avoiding a Heat Beat Down

Coaches on Couches

In this first episode, Coach D and BFun talk about trends they are seeing from our athletes who train in extreme heat, and ways to minimize performance impacts.

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The Art of Race Selection show art The Art of Race Selection

Coaches on Couches

On todays episode the coaches talk about how best to pick races for your best chance at a PR or high placing.

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Proper Pre Workout and Race Fueling show art Proper Pre Workout and Race Fueling

Coaches on Couches

On today's episode Coach Dale and Coach Bryant are on the Costco Special talking about morning fueling for endurance athletes. We dive into proper nutrition timing, calorie amounts, and give you some ideas of what our athletes are fueling with before races and longer workouts.

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Hart Robinson - Single Speed Mountain Biker Extraordinaire show art Hart Robinson - Single Speed Mountain Biker Extraordinaire

Coaches on Couches

In this episode we talked to Hart Robinson. Husband, Dad, business owner, part time sheriff, grower of epic staches. Oh and he’s fast on a bike. He was 2nd overall in the single speed division at Breck Epic this year, among other great results. Hart talks about how he balances training, work, and family, as well as how he prepared for such a grueling event...at sea level, and without any major climbs nearby.

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2018 USA Triathlon National Championships Recap show art 2018 USA Triathlon National Championships Recap

Coaches on Couches

Shout out to Cleveland!

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Adventure Racers Keith Merriman and Brian Eason show art Adventure Racers Keith Merriman and Brian Eason

Coaches on Couches

In this episode we talk to Keith Merriman and Brian Eason about adventure racing and their experience at Untamed New England. Both Brian and Keith are business owners, dads, and lead extremely busy lives. Brian is a seasoned adventure racer, competing all over the world. Keith jumped in head first and took on this event as his first ever adventure race.

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In this episode, we have pro runner, coach, and sport psychology guru Lauren Paquette. And we couldn't be more psyched. Get it? As a multi-time Olympic trialist, Lauren is still traveling the globe taking on the best in the world. We dig a little into her past and personal life as always, but what we really wanted to dive into is how she prepares herself mentally for a big race. How do we best control that massive limiter between our ears? How do we get to the line with superb confidence and push beyond what our brain tells us we can't do? We ask Lauren about her personal mental strategies as well as the ones she suggests for the amateur racer looking to push beyond when the brain is saying “nope”. The mental game has been Coach D's recent obsession so this one is a can't miss episode. Shoutouts! -Greg Rohoe -Margie and Tom Ratlif -Hart Robinson -Everyone racing for team USA