Unbound Gravel Training

Coach Frank drops some wisdom about what types of training we recommend for Unbound  Gravel. Why 22 weeks? Well, that' how long it is from now until mid-May, where you likely want to be fast, faster, peaking, or crushing your A race.

We’ll also touch on: what if you have 25 - 26 weeks, which is the Memorial Day Holiday, traditionally a big event week? Or training for the June 5 Unbound Gravel - formerly the Dirty Kanza. And accordingly, we know some of you out there are chomping at the bit to start racing in mid March which is in 14 weeks.

This is part 2 of our OG “Timing is Everything” Podcast and an amalgamation of previous podcast about what training you should do and when and how much of. This podcast also address the existential "should you lift weights or not?" and talks about saving your form for later on in the year by way of sharing the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment. This podcast is broken down into 3 parts:

** Your training for the next 22 weeks

** Your training for the next 14 weeks if you are an early season racer

** And your training for the next 26 weeks and beyond if your goals later on in the year. 

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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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