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Coaches on Couches Ep. 77 – The Upsides to a Race Free Season

2020 has been a kick in the chamois for a lot of folks. For us endurance athletes, it’s meant little to no racing. We’ve seen a definite split in the cyclist, runners, and triathletes who are intrinsically motivated versus those who have to have a carrot (race/event) in order to train with any kind of structure. While we all love to race, we have witnessed a number of upsides to going through an entire season without racing. So today’s episode will keep your glass half full, and hopefully spark some motivation to keep moving forward regardless of the uncertainty that surrounds us all right now.

So sit back, hide in a corner, take off your mask and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches

Shout Outs
1000 subscribers! (in only 11 years)
McKenna Funston for the great signage on the show for this momentous [feel sarcasm] occasion

Coaches on Couches Ep. 76 – Nailing Your Hydration Strategy With Andy Blow of Precision Hydration

Let’s face it. It’s getting hot as hell outside and a lot of us are also training indoors more. Both scenarios bring on lots of that salty liquid we know as sweat. So we are tasking the tough hydration questions to our buddy Andy from Precision Hydration (a fellow salty sweater) so that all of you cyclists, runners, and triathletes out there can nail your hydration during the summer sizzler.

This is probably one of the most informative interviews we’ve done, with a lot of actionable info. You won’t want to miss it. Unless you don’t care about your performance. In that case, carry on.

If you are having issues with cramping, cooling, or generally feeling like garbage during or after a training session, this is your podcast.

If you’d like to book a local sweat sodium test, you can book those at http://bpc.setmore.com or check out this page, https://buildpeakcompete.com/hydration

Shout Outs

Everyone still training hard without a race in sight!

Coaches on Couches Ep. 75 – Ironman Memphis 70.3 Course Rundown

Triathletes, this is the one you’ve all been waiting for. No better place to get your course recon than from a couple of shlubs that ride and run the course on the weekly. You can listen to the out of towners who used Google earth to spot some key landmarks, but GPS mapping software generally sucks at elevation and we know these routes like the back of our hands. And we have veiny hands.

So let’s break down the Ironman Memphis 70.3 course and prepare you mentally for what’s to come this October in the great city of Memphis, TN. Pandemic be damned!

Shout Outs
Everyone who has been training hard with no races

We know the IM bike and run course maps provided generally leave a lot to be desired…so, we went ahead and created much more racer friendly maps below.

Heads up – we’ve also got an Ironman Memphis 70.3 Training Group and we’ll be doing course previews IN PERSON. You can click here for more info on the group – there’s still time to join!

Bike Course:

Run Course:

Coaches on Couches Ep. 74 – Why We Hate ERG Mode For Indoor Cycling

In this sprint episode we spark a revolt against the use of ERG mode when cycling indoors. If you don’t know what ERG mode is, this one may not be for you. But if you are a cyclist or triathlete and spend a reasonable amount of time riding on a smart trainer, we’re going to enlighten you and give you all the reasons we believe ERG mode is hindering the quality of your precious training time.

If you disagree, we want to know! Feel free to drop us a comment.

Coaches on Couches Ep. 73 – Sprint – The Keys to Properly Pacing A Max Mile Effort



With no races to be had right now, we have a lot of our runners and triathletes doing max mile assessments right now to gage progress in their training. In this sprint episode of Coaches on Couches we talk with our good buddy and coach Nick Dwyer on the keys to properly pacing a mile race. It’s not a sprint, that’s for sure. And we knock it all out in 15 minutes. So give it a listen and then go smash your fastest mile split ever. You can thank us for the PB later, and we ain’t talkin’ peanut butter.