Are you new to riding and training with a powermeter? Here is your beginner's guide to straining with power.  In this episode, Coach Frank outlines 5 steps to begin training with power and using your data in TrainingPeaks.


Step 1: Upload your Data 

Step 2: Look at your Power Graph 

Step 3 is to set your power at threshold and begin personalizing your data to you!

Step 4: Train Using your Power-Based Zones

Step 5: Set up your charts in your dashboard

A power meter is a fantastic training tool that can take your training and racing to the next level. Listen to our beginner's guide to start training with power and learn how to use the data to improve! 

Also: next week is our Ask a FasCat episode #17 : your training questions and our answers. Submit your questions by next Wednesday in our forum or email us at or on the grams @fascatcoaching


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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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