FasCat Coaching Live Q&A: February 21, 2019

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We're back for another round of Ask FasCat, where we take your cycling training questions and answer them. Questions: 2:01

- Should you use WKO4? 3:43

- Training for a Gran Fondo + Triathlon 5:05

- Workouts for in between MTB races 6:44

- Should you maintain strength training during the season? 8:39

- What Frank is going to do differently for this year's Crusher in the Tushar 11:03

- Training camp for 40k TT plan? 13:23

- Best utilization of sweet potatoes for Winning in the Kitchen? 16:20

- Risk of burnout using Sweet Spot Training? 18:00

- Pacing a long climb using only heart rate? 23:26

- Fueling as a plant-based athlete after a hard day on the bike 26:34

- Proper cadence for sweet spot vs. tempo 28:51

- What workouts/sports are included in CTL on TrainingPeaks? 31:28

- Training schedule for maintaining fitness after your A race 33:31

- How much Sweet Spot should you do during the build phase? 35:11

- Sweet spot vs. polarized training "Boulder Hippie" 38:49

- Enduro racing training plan? 41:10

- "Magic formula" for optimal power output and metrics during gravel races 44:39

- How to get to 5 watts/kg 49:50

- Heart Rate Variability and the WHOOP 53:03

- Pacing freestyle sweet spot/TSS training rides 55:30

- Can more gains be made with less training + more recovery?

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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