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Taper Like a Boss and Manage Taper Insanity

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 09/17/2019

Why You Should Learn to Love the Trainer show art Why You Should Learn to Love the Trainer

Coaches on Couches

Let's face it, none of us got into cycling to be inside all the time. The freedom to roam, the fresh air, and getting some vitamin D...all keys to not flipping tables and going postal. But realistically, there are a lot of things that can prevent us from riding outside. We know a lot of riders who absolutely swear off the trainer 12 months out of the year, but there are a lot of advantages to indoor saddle time, ESPECIALLY during the colder months. And that's what we are going to discuss today. By the end of the show, you'll be apologizing to that cob web covered trainer in the corner of your...

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Should Endurance Athletes Lift Heavy? show art Should Endurance Athletes Lift Heavy?

Coaches on Couches

If you've listened to the show before, you know we love strength training. But, should runners, cyclists, and triathletes really lift heavy? Is there really any benefit? Or is the juice not worth the squeeze? In this episode Coach D and Coach B-Fun break down their thoughts on heavy lifting and offer up some tips on how to avoid some of the common pitfalls of slingin' steel. Shout Outs Chris Watts - 4th overall Deep South Triathlon Johnny Pitts - PR 70.3 Deep South Triathlon Hart Robinson, David Collins, Coach B-Fun- Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder 107 Coach D, Brad Harriman, John McCann, Brad...

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Trail Ultra Marathon Training Essentials show art Trail Ultra Marathon Training Essentials

Coaches on Couches

With one of our favorite 50k trail races of the year on the horizon, we figured it best to chat about some of the essential considerations when preparing for a trail ultra marathon. It might be a little late if you are gearing up for Walking Tall 50k, but it's never too late to do some course and race specific prep! Whether you are in the throws of training or just considering taking on an ultra, you won't want to miss this. So throw on your grippy shoes, get all the snacks, and prepare for another episode of Coaches on Couches! Shout Outs Chris Watts - 2nd Overall Degray Lake Triathlon Cliff...

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Time Trial 101 - Most Things TT show art Time Trial 101 - Most Things TT

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Whether you are a cyclists or a triathlete, you probably have the need...the need...for speed. The time trial isn't called "The Race of Truth" for nothin'. It's simple. Fastest time from A to B. But as simple as it sounds, there are a lot of factors that play into how fast you will travel along the route. So today, we nerd out on all things time trail. Well not all things...we'd be here all day. But MOST things time trial! So with that, grab your goofy looking helmet, dawn your skin suit, shine up your disc wheel, and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches! Shout Outs CJ Neff -...

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Get Started Fueling for Long Training Sessions and Races show art Get Started Fueling for Long Training Sessions and Races

Coaches on Couches

In this episode we cover the basics and some good starting points (with numbers) for fueling before and during long training sessions and races. So for all you starving cyclists, runners, and triathletes out there, sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy two dudes who love to eat talking about food.

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The Upsides to a Race Free Season show art The Upsides to a Race Free Season

Coaches on Couches

2020 has been a kick in the chamois for a lot of folks. For us endurance athletes, it's meant little to no racing. We've seen a definite split in the cyclist, runners, and triathletes who are intrinsically motivated versus those who have to have a carrot (race/event) in order to train with any kind of structure. While we all love to race, we have witnessed a number of upsides to going through an entire season without racing. So today's episode will keep your glass half full, and hopefully spark some motivation to keep moving forward regardless of the uncertainty that surrounds us all right...

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Nailing Your Hydration Strategy With Andy Blow of Precision Hydration show art Nailing Your Hydration Strategy With Andy Blow of Precision Hydration

Coaches on Couches

Let's face it. It's getting hot as hell outside and a lot of us are also training indoors more. Both scenarios bring on lots of that salty liquid we know as sweat. So we are tasking the tough hydration questions to our buddy Andy from Precision Hydration (a fellow salty sweater) so that all of you cyclists, runners, and triathletes out there can nail your hydration during the summer sizzler. This is probably one of the most informative interviews we've done, with a lot of actionable info. You won't want to miss it. Unless you don't care about your performance. In that case, carry on. f you are...

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Ironman Memphis 70.3 Course Rundown show art Ironman Memphis 70.3 Course Rundown

Coaches on Couches

Triathletes, this is the one you've all been waiting for. No better place to get your course recon than from a couple of shlubs that ride and run the course on the weekly. We know these routes like the back of our hands. And we have veiny hands.

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Why We Hate ERG Mode For Indoor Cycling show art Why We Hate ERG Mode For Indoor Cycling

Coaches on Couches

In this sprint episode we spark a revolt against the use of ERG mode when cycling indoors. If you don't know what ERG mode is, this one may not be for you. But if you are a cyclist or triathlete and spend a reasonable amount of time riding on a smart trainer, we're going to enlighten you and give you all the reasons we believe ERG mode is hindering the quality of your precious training time. If you disagree, we want to know! Feel free to drop us a comment.

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The Keys to Properly Pacing A Max Mile Effort show art The Keys to Properly Pacing A Max Mile Effort

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With no races to be had right now, we have a lot of our runners and triathletes doing max mile assessments right now to gage progress in their training. In this sprint episode of Coaches on Couches we talk with our good buddy and coach Nick Dwyer on the keys to properly pacing a mile race. It's not a sprint, that's for sure. And we knock it all out in 15 minutes. So give it a listen and then go smash your fastest mile split ever. You can thank us for the PB later, and we ain't talkin' peanut butter.

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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