Ask FasCat #9 — FTP Indoors vs. Outdoors, Corona Nutrition, and Timing is Everything

The podcast this week is another installment of our Ask FasCat series, where we answer listener questions! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions via our forum, and congratulations to the 3 question-askers we selected to win a FasCat T-shirt! Listen in to see if you won...

This go around we answered questions ranging from FTP adjustments for indoor vs. outdoor riding, making the jump from a new cyclist into a cat. 2 or 3, nutrition during the Coronavirus outbreak, moving to elevation from sea level, going after KOMs in training, and plenty more!

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Show Notes, Training Tips & Previous Podcasts Referenced:

Timing is Everything FTP is Alive and Well

The Effect of Altitude on Cycling

Bassett, D.R. Jr., C.R. Kyle, L. Passfield, J.P. Broker, and E.R. Burke. Comparing cycling world hour records, 1967-1996: modeling with empirical data. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 31:1665-76, 1999.

Using the Performance Manager Chart

The 20 minute Field Test

Indoor 20 minute Field Test

Amity Rockwell and Peter Stetina Podcasts on Dirty Kanza pacing


Interval Intensity: going as hard as you can

Gravel Then and Now,

Pearl iZUMi blog post

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About Frank Overton

Frank founded FasCat Coaching in 2002 and has been a full time cycling coach since 2004. His educational background includes a Masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University, pre-med from Hampden-Sydney College. Frank raced at a professional level on the road and mountain bike and currently competes as a "masters" level gravel and cyclocrosser. Professionally Frank comes from medical school spinal cord research and molecular biotechnology. However, to this day it is a dream come true for Frank to be able to help cyclists as a coach.

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