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Coaches on Couches Ep. 82 – Why You Should Learn to Love the Trainer


Let’s face it, none of us got into cycling to be inside all the time. The freedom to roam, the fresh air, and getting some vitamin D…all keys to not flipping tables and going postal. But realistically, there are a lot of things that can prevent us from riding outside. We know a lot of riders who absolutely swear off the trainer 12 months out of the year, but there are a lot of advantages to indoor saddle time, ESPECIALLY during the colder months. And that’s what we are going to discuss today. By the end of the show, you’ll be apologizing to that cob web covered trainer in the corner of your garage. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll be dropping hammers in the spring and thanking old turbo for sticking with you.

Shout Outs

Walker Burrow – 1st AG Ironman Gulf Coast 70.3 – Half Ironman World Championship Qualifier

Jamie Bailey – IM Florida Finisher

Ben Ladd – New 60min Best Power

Leigh Ruston – 1st Overall Female Grit and Grind Gravel Grinder

Hart Robinson – 6th Overall Male Grit and Grind Gravel Grinder

Shout At! – Taco Bell WTF

Don’t forget to check out the HOP Cycling Program!

Coaches on Couches Ep. 81 – Should Endurance Athletes Lift Heavy?

If you’ve listened to the show before, you know we love strength training. But, should runners, cyclists, and triathletes really lift heavy? Is there really any benefit? Or is the juice not worth the squeeze?

In this episode Coach D and Coach B-Fun break down their thoughts on heavy lifting and offer up some tips on how to avoid some of the common pitfalls of slingin’ steel.

Shout Outs
Chris Watts – 4th overall Deep South Triathlon
Johnny Pitts – PR 70.3 Deep South Triathlon

Hart Robinson, David Collins, Coach B-Fun – Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder 107

Coach D, Brad Harriman, John McCann, Brad Malone – Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder 63

All Sports Productions – Great race, well marked courses, and great protocol for keeping folks safe and healthy

Coaches on Couches EP. 80 – Trail Ultra Marathon Training Essentials

With one of our favorite 50k trail races of the year on the horizon, we figured it best to chat about some of the essential considerations when preparing for a trail ultra marathon. It might be a little late if you are gearing up for Walking Tall 50k, but it’s never too late to do some course and race specific prep! Whether you are in the throws of training or just considering taking on an ultra, you won’t want to miss this.

So throw on your grippy shoes, get all the snacks, and prepare for another episode of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs

Chris Watts – 2nd Overall Degray Lake Triathlon
Cliff Abeles – 1st AG Degray Lake Triathlon
Scott Newberry – 2nd Overall West Fight On Mileage Challenge
Tony Gambrell – Hitting new bests all over the place!

If you are looking for a great event, don’t miss out on the Walking Tall 50k/25k. It’s West TN’s premier ultra.

Coaches on Couches Ep. 79 – Time Trial 101 – Most Things TT

Whether you are a cyclists or a triathlete, you probably have the need…the need…for speed. The time trial isn’t called “The Race of Truth” for nothin’. It’s simple. Fastest time from A to B. But as simple as it sounds, there are a lot of factors that play into how fast you will travel along the route. So today, we nerd out on all things time trail. Well not all things…we’d be here all day. But MOST things time trial!

So with that, grab your goofy looking helmet, dawn your skin suit, shine up your disc wheel, and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs

CJ Neff – Walmart Triathlon – 1st Relay Team and New FTP!
Greg Rohde – All time best 10 and 60 min power
Ride2Rosemary Crew – Putting in massive miles

Coaches on Couches Ep. 78 – Get Started Fueling for Long Training Sessions and Races

We aren’t pros at this by any means but that’s why we have a RDN on staff! This is a topic we take for granted because we’ve been doing it for so long. We just assume people know they need to eat before and during big training sessions and races. Yet, we constantly get reminded by our newer athletes that it’s not as widely known as we thought. Thanks for smacking us out of our bubble!

So in this episode we cover the basics and some good starting points (with numbers) for fueling before and during long training sessions and races. So for all you starving cyclists, runners, and triathletes out there, sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy two dudes who love to eat talking about food. #alreadyhungry

Shout Outs
Phillip Young – 1st Overall Mighty Mite Triathlon
Hart Robinson – 2nd Overall Mighty Mite Triathlon
Cliff Abeles – 1st Age Group Mighty Mite Triathlon
Walker Barrow – 1st Age Group Mighty Mite Triathlon
Chris Watts – 4th or 6th overall (timing debacle) Fall Creek Falls Olympic Triathlon
Johnny Pitts – 3rd Age Group – Buster Briton Triathlon
Tyler Kenyon – 3rd Place Johnson City Crit – Cat 3 Upgrade