Motivational Tips and Tricks

Show Notes:

This week on the podcast we are talking about ways to help you stay motivated! That's right motivational tips and tricks to beat the mid-winter blues and follow your plan. Coach Frank with sound bites from Coaches Isaiah & Jake expand on using these 18 examples to stay motivated in order to achieve your goals:

      1. Remember your Goals
      2. Set a Daily Goal to FtFP (General McRaven’s Make your Bed EveryDay)
      3. Make it Turn Green - same as above, daily goal
      4. Indoor Training - lower the barrier to completion
      5. If you have a 3 hour ride on your plan ride 1.5 hours one way so that you have to ride 1.5 hours to make it back home!
      6. Ride a different bike than the day before
      7. Ride in a new place or new route
      8. Set an FTP - plan a 20 min field test and or a Strava PR into your plan
      9. Travel to somewhere warm and sunny
      10. Ask yourself what would Alaphilippe Do (WWAD)?
      11. Coach Jake :: Zwift Meetups / Group Rides
      12. Coach Jake :: get to Daylight Savings
      13. Coach Isaiah : focus on progression goals
      14. Coach Isaiah :: focus on feeling faster / improvement sensations
      15. Sweet Spot TSS rides when there are no group rides
      16. Watch a Pro Race - like the World CX Champs in Ostend this past weekend
      17. Buy a Training Plan
      18. Hire a Coach


  • Listen on Spotify:

    Phil's Everesting Video with Coach Frank

    Dr. Michale Roshon's VeloNews about early season racing

    Previous Podcast Episode on Motivation Indoor Workout Motivation

    Don't forget Ask a FasCat # 16 is coming up and the deadline to submit your training and racing questions is 5pm mst February 4th.

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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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