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Coaches on Couches Ep. 57 – Making the Most of Your Off Season

Since so many people are closing out their seasons (while others continue to race anything they can find) we are going to talk about the importance of the off season. First we will define what an off season actually is, then we’ll chat about what it should be geared toward, and why what you do in the off season is what really moves the performance needle for the following year.

If you are a fall and winter hibernator, but have real goals for next year, you won’t want to miss this!

Shout Outs:

Ironman Chattanooga
Adrian Hall
Bobby Weakley
Wayne Ogorzalek

Augusta 70.3
John Zinn
Chris Watts

Tristar Cyclocross Weekend
Hart Robinson
David Collins

Leigh Ruston – Just won’t stop!

Coaches on Couches Ep. 56 – Dealing with Extreme Heat and Humidity

Since summer isn’t going out without a fight, we are going to drop our main tips and strategies for dealing with extreme heat and humidity. The topic has been swirling the web it seems, and we think we might know a thing or two about a thing or two on this one since we live and train in the armpit of the United States. That’s not a jab at Memphis. We love our hometown. It’s just hot AF here.

First we focus on our big 3 methods of preparing for a blazing inferno, and then we get on to actual racing and training strategies that can help while you are in the thick of it.

So if you are a cyclist, runner, or triathlete, and you want to perform well in the heat, you won’t want to miss this one!

Shout Outs:

Jessica Wang – 2nd AG Renaissance City Tri

Good Luck:

Ironman Chattanooga and Ironman 70.3 Augusta Athletes

What The???

Lady who cheated in a half marathon, and then admitted to cheating 3 other times but cutting the course.

Coaches on Couches Ep. 55 – How To Dominate Hills – A Cycling Guide To Billygoat Status

For those of you who curse, fear, or soil yourself over a bump in the road, we cover our entire guide for improving your climbing ability. A blueprint for hill domination so to speak. The 4 major keys to making these improvements are:

1. Practice
2. Optimizing Technique and Efficiency (this is where we spend most of our time)
3. Dropping Weight
4. Increasing Power

So let’s make mole hills out of mountains on another episode of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs:

Dixie Triathlon
Phillip Young – 1st Overall Olympic
Jamie Bailey – 3rd Overall Female Olympic
Cliff Abeles – 2nd AG – Top 20 Olympic
Matt Joiner – 1st Overall Sprint
Greg Rohde – 1st AG Sprint
Heather Nichols – 1st Female Masters – 4th Overall Female

Good Luck:
Renaissance City Triathlon

Coaches on Couches Ep. 54 – Taper Like a Boss and Manage Taper Insanity

It never fails that within a “tapering period” (we are not big fans of the term), a lot of athletes lose their ever lovin’ minds! They just can’t handle changes in volume, plan poorly, freak out, and make stupid mistakes that affect their race performance.

NOT YOU! WHY? Because on this episode we are going to talk you through how to taper like a boss and manage the temporary insanity that can go along with it.

So if you are a late season competitor, tri, bike, run, whatever, put on your armadillo helmet and join us for another round of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs:

Sass Family
Long Course Tri Camp Athletes
Johnny Pitts – Finished First Ironman in Madison, Wisconsin
Michele Weir – 2nd Overall female Degray Lake Duathlon
Liz Hall – 10k Personal Best
Dr. James Downing – Overall fastest 20k – Record Challenge

Good Luck:

Dixie Tri Athletes

Coaches on Couches Ep.53 – The Golden Rules of Bike Racing As a Team

If you race your bike with a group of other people in the same clothing as you, be it a road race, criterium, or on gravel, there are a set of commandments thou shalt follow 95% of the time to insure you all race as a team. Why? A team is stronger than any one individual 95% of the time. It’s true that overall team strategies work about 5% of the time in amateur racing, but if you follow these simple rules your squad will increase those odds tremendously and hopefully put one of your riders on the top step of the podium.
Team glory first! Personal glory 2nd. Don’t trip when you read that.
You want to be a good teammate right!? Well then gather with your squad, grab a soft surface, and join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches.
Shout Outs
Coach B-Fun – Cat 1 TN Criterium State Champ!
Taylor Herron – Cat 2 TN Criterium State Champ! TBRA Cat 2 Overall Jersey Winner
Tim Linn – 1st Overall Elite – Yeoju Half Distance Tri
Chris Watts – 1st AG Dragonfly Tri
Heather Nichols – 1st AG Dragonfly Tri
Jamie Bailey – 3rd Overall Female Dragonfly Tri
Grayson Edwards – 1st overall Dragonfly Tri
Leigh Ruston – Most Aggressive Rider Award!
Good Luck
ITU World Championship Athletes
Record Challenge Athletes
Gateway Cup
Shout At
Lack of sock sponsor