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Finding Your Ideal Diet For Optimizing Performance

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 02/12/2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 big differences.

So if you've watched every food documentary out there and want to jump through a window, give us a listen before you do something stupid.

Shout Outs!
Liz Hall - 4 mile PR
Hart Robinson - 5k PR in a trail race