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Taper Like a Boss and Manage Taper Insanity

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 09/17/2019

Holiday Survival Guide for Endurance Athletes show art Holiday Survival Guide for Endurance Athletes

Coaches on Couches

In this episode we are going to guide you cyclists, runners, and triathletes through the most difficult time of year for consistent training and decent nutrition. Lend us your ears and we'll prepare you for battle. No, we can't help you with your family. Control the controllables people! We're breaking it up into the two major sides that can go wrong over these busy holiday months, training and nutrition. We'll break down our top tips for maximizing both during the holidays, or at bare minimum, not totally falling off the wagon. So if you are keen on not tarnishing your coveted power to weight...

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Big Winter Cycling Gains By Maximizing Indoor Training show art Big Winter Cycling Gains By Maximizing Indoor Training

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Today on the couch we are going to give you our exact recipe for making massive gains on the bike over the winter. This usually means a decent amount of indoor training due to colder weather and less daylight. But that's not an excuse to hibernate! Nobody wants to revive their base fitness every single spring. On the contrary, a lot of athletes commit to do the work, and when group rides and racing start back up in March they are ripping people's legs off! If you are one of those cyclists or triathletes who poo poo the trainer, we'll give some tips on how to learn to love...well at least...

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The Magic of Layering for Cold Weather Training show art The Magic of Layering for Cold Weather Training

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It's that time of the year. Long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves. Shorts, tights, thermals. Thick gloves, or just the liners. If I overdo it I'll be soaking wet. If I under do it I'll freeze, or at best be the person with the bloody nipple kit. Fear not, we're here to walk you through the magic of layering...yes, via some simple layering techniques you too can survive almost any training and racing conditions Mother Nature can conjure up. So grab your balaclava, find your quiet spot, and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches. Shout Outs: House of Pain Athletes Good Luck: BRX...

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From Dirt to Ironman with Bobby Weakley show art From Dirt to Ironman with Bobby Weakley

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Fire fighter, soon to be father, master movie quoter. We're going to talk about Bobby' Weakley's transition...ummm...from mountain bike specialist to ironman finisher. And yes, we start off with WHY. Then the HOW. It wasn't an easy road to travel. Ridicule from his co-workers and mountain bike buddies. Learning to swim as an adult. Running on road when there's a perfectly good trail nearby. Tough stuff. But ultimately it culminated to a great performance at Ironman Chattanooga in 2019.

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The Cyclist's Guide to Running show art The Cyclist's Guide to Running

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Today on the couch we are going to chat about how a cyclist can incorporate running into their training regimen without completely demolishing themselves and losing fitness due to injury. The aerobic engine is there, but the durability is not...just yet.

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Making the Most of Your Off Season show art Making the Most of Your Off Season

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Since so many people are closing out their seasons (while others continue to race anything they can find) we are going to talk about the importance of the off season. First we will define what an off season actually is, then we'll chat about what it should be geared toward, and why what you do in the off season is what really moves the performance needle for the following year. If you are a fall and winter hibernator, but have real goals for next year, you won't want to miss this! Shout Outs: Ironman Chattanooga Adrian Hall Bobby Weakley Wayne Ogorzale Augusta 70.3 John Zinn Chris Watts...

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Dealing with Extreme Heat and Humidity show art Dealing with Extreme Heat and Humidity

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Since summer isn't going out without a fight, we are going to drop our main tips and strategies for dealing with extreme heat and humidity. The topic has been swirling the web it seems, and we think we might know a thing or two about a thing or two on this one since we live and train in the armpit of the United States. That's not a jab at Memphis. We love our hometown. It's just hot AF here.

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How To Dominate Hills - A Cycling Guide To Billygoat Status show art How To Dominate Hills - A Cycling Guide To Billygoat Status

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For those of you who curse, fear, or soil yourself over a bump in the road, we cover our entire guide for improving your climbing ability. A blueprint for hill domination so to speak.

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

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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

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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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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.

NOT YOU! WHY? Because on this episode we are going to talk you through how to taper like a boss and manage the temporary insanity that can go along with it. So if you are a late season competitor, tri, bike, run, whatever, put on your armadillo helmet and join us for another round of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs: Sass Family Long Course Tri Camp Athletes Johnny Pitts - Finished First Ironman in Madison, Wisconsin Michele Weir - 2nd Overall female Degray Lake Duathlon Liz Hall - 10k Personal Best Dr. James Downing - Overall fastest 20k - Record Challenge

Good Luck: Dixie Tri Athletes