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Pros and Cons - Self Coached vs General Plans vs Hiring A Coach

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 01/17/2020

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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Sprint - The Why's and How's of Sweat Rate Testing show art Sprint - The Why's and How's of Sweat Rate Testing

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In endurance sports, proper hydration can make or break your performance on any given day or consecutive days. So in this inaugural SPRINT episode, we talk about the importance and methods behind proper sweat rate testing for cyclists, runners, and triathletes. We just do it in less than 15 minutes. If you enjoy these short and to the point episodes, let us know on Facebook, or in the comments below.   If you have questions you'd like answered by our coaches, email couch[@]buildpeakcompete.com

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How to Talk Like An Endurance Athlete show art How to Talk Like An Endurance Athlete

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As long time cycling, running, and triathlon coaches, there are a lot of words and phrases we throw around on a day to day basis. "Going blocks" is a good example of a term that turns heads like a confused puppy. To be honest, we don't even think about the misinterpretations or political correctness when we get into coach mode. But we do realize that a lot of the things we say may be confusing to people new to endurance sports. So today we are going to run through a number of words and phrases that are commonplace in the cycling and triathlon world. This is also our first remote recording of...

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Adapting Endurance Training Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic show art Adapting Endurance Training Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Gyms and pools are closed, races have been canceled, and most people are stuck inside. We've spent the last 2 weeks adapting the training of our cyclists, runners, and triathletes to better suit the present "normal" during the efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak. So we figured in this episode we would break down those changes for each sport, as well as our thoughts on how to make the most of this unique time. So before you run a marathon on your balcony, or try swimming in your bathtub, join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches! Shout Outs: David Collins and Hart Robinson - The...

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What To Do If Your Goal Race Gets Canceled show art What To Do If Your Goal Race Gets Canceled

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With events being canceled all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, we figured we would offer up some tips and "coping mechanisms" for how to deal with your grief and loss. More so how to simply make lemonade out of lemons. So if your season has been affected by COVID-19, wash your hands, sit on your toilet paper mountain, and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches! Shout Outs: Germantown Half Marathon PRs Chris Watts Michael Ort Drew Plunk Shout At: Obviously the coronavirus Good Luck: Those doing The Mid South gravel grinder

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Kirsten Sass - Multi Time National and World Champion Triathlete - Paratriathlon Guide show art Kirsten Sass - Multi Time National and World Champion Triathlete - Paratriathlon Guide

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In this episode we've got our good buddy Kirsten Sass (aka the smiling assassin, aka the Sassinator) on the couch....finally. Kirsten has won just about every championship there is in multisport and is now focusing her efforts on helping visually impaired athlete Amy Dixon qualify for a spot in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. We talk about her very humble beginnings in triathlon, her method for improving year after year, how her late father influenced her rise to triathlon royalty, how the sport got her through a tough time, how she got into guiding, and tons more! This is one interview you...

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Finding Your Ideal Diet For Optimizing Performance show art Finding Your Ideal Diet For Optimizing Performance

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Simply put, there is an insane amount of conflicting information out there in the world of nutrition right now. The confusion is multiplied for cyclist, runners, and triathletes that think they are already doing a pretty good job with their day to day nutrition. Plant based? Ketogenic? Vegetarian? Whole 30? Beach Body? Kangatarian? WTF!? It's a thing. In this episode we are going to try to wade through all the BS and give you the major points that will actually provide benefit to your health and performance as an endurance athlete. We'll also provide our big tips for small changes that make...

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Vanlife for the Endurance Athlete show art Vanlife for the Endurance Athlete

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This episode is less on performance enhancement and more on enhancing the experience of training and racing. We recently purchased a couple of adventure vans build by the good people at VanDOit in Blue Springs, MO. The truth is we did a ton of research before pulling the trigger and spending our hard earned dollars with VanDOit. But for every cyclist, runner, or triathlete, a camper van or adventure van can make an otherwise awesome adventure, epic. We talk about why we wanted adventure vans, why we chose VanDOit, some of the must have items in the build, and some places we are excited about...

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Pros and Cons - Self Coached vs General Plans vs Hiring A Coach show art Pros and Cons - Self Coached vs General Plans vs Hiring A Coach

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In this episode we chat about the pros and cons of choosing to coach yourself, versus choosing a free or paid training plan, versus hiring a coach. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing which is best for you. Things like budget, spare time, and the learning curve of each will play a big role on the route you should go. So if you are a cyclist, triathlete, or runner staring down a big season with big goals, and don't have a road map yet, join us for another round of Coaches on Couches.

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In this episode we chat about the pros and cons of choosing to coach yourself, versus choosing a free or paid training plan, versus hiring a coach. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing which is best for you. Things like budget, spare time, and the learning curve of each will play a big role on the route you should go. So if you are a cyclist, triathlete, or runner staring down a big season with big goals, and don't have a road map yet, join us for another round of Coaches on Couches.

Shout Outs: Coach Heather Nichols!

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