Ep. 60 - Aaron Chamberlain, Tour de Texas
Play • 1 hr 9 min

I caught up with Aaron 4 days after he finished becoming the *first person to circumnavigate Texas on a bike! In total he rode 3,014 miles in 58 days and he wrote weekly articles about his journey that you can read on Texas Monthly. In 2019 he rode every street in his hometown of Austin, TX, but towards the end of that project he started thinking bigger. Like the whole state of Texas bigger! In the fall he started planning a route, starting first by connecting towns that were about 60 miles away. By January he had a completed route and all he had to do now was convince his employer to allow him to do it!

Aaron's laid back approach to these endeavours is refreshing. No KOM chasing or FKT attempts here, just fun, maybe silly, reasons to go ride your damn bike!

*Maybe the second, but who's counting?

Zwiftcast
Zwiftcast
Simon Schofield
Ep 94: Let's talk, say Zwift. Strava shake it up (again) and all the Zwifty news and chat
Simon, Shane and Nathan reconvene to consider the state of the Zwift nation. Once the pressing matter of “leg posts” is dealt with,  the podcasters move on to discuss the content of Simon’s interview with Zwift’s new hire Mark Cote, the company’s director of programming and content. One of the many strands of Mark’s expansive new role, which he explains in some detail, is to improve the communications between community and company, a move that the Zwiftcasters believe will be welcome. There’s been yet another Strava shake-up on Watopia and the other Zwift worlds with a whole load of segments vanishing from the public view. Simon chats with Zwift Insider’s head of everything, Eric Schlange, on what it all means, how it came about and why it might be time for a re-think of how segments are made and managed. The podcasters range across a cornucopia of Zwift business including signs of Zwift restricting some hardware on some platforms for some users and the reasons why more women seem to be getting public sanctions for cheating in racing than men. Zwift has recently launched another of its social impact campaigns, this time celebrating the contribution Black athletes have made to the sport. Simon chats to one of the inspirational voices of the initiative, ex-racer and Zwift staffer Rahsaan Bhati. And in and amongst all that there’s lots of other Zwift-related chat. We hope you enjoy listening.
1 hr 24 min
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
4.0w/kg Through Consistent Training with Casper Green – Successful Athletes Podcast 38
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad while training for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. Tune in to find out the small changes he made to lose 35 pounds and how he used consistent, low-volume training to reach 4.0 W/kg in episode 38 of the Successful Athletes Podcast. • Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum • Be a guest on the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://bit.ly/2Mg8up6 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals. • Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/2LtGP3k • Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3jxlqTI • Get Started: https://bit.ly/39W26MC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATHLETE INTERVIEWS THAT MAKE YOU FASTER The Successful Athletes Podcast dissects the preparation and execution of outstanding performances by TrainerRoad athletes. From world record performances to personal records and life changing health improvements, get an inside look at what it takes to get faster. • Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast on iTunes: https://apple.co/2X0KEj2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • How Casper raised his FTP from 214w to 284w • What made Casper start using structured training • What plans Casper followed to have such a big FTP improvement • What Casper struggled with in the training process and how he overcame it • Why and when Casper chooses evening training over morning training • What habits helped Casper be a successful athlete • What nutritional changes did Casper make to lose 35lbs • How cycling has change for Casper now that he is faster • Casper’s goals moving forward ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW TRAINERROAD • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
25 min
Fast Talk
Fast Talk
Fast Talk Labs
152: How to Effectively Modify Your Training and Racing as You Age, with Rebecca Rusch
They say age is just a number. That’s exactly it: Age is nothing more than digits, and certainly shouldn’t be seen as a barrier or a dirty word. We can age successfully, but it requires changes to how we train and perhaps to the types of races we target.   Of course, there are some physiological changes—you might call them declines—that come with age. Yet, there are also things that improve as athletes get older. Sometimes they are truly physiological and psychological adaptations, and at other times they are a matter of perspective, mentality, or choice.  We begin the episode with a deep dive by Trevor into some recent research on the effects of age and performance. Then we jump into a great conversation with the timeless Rebecca Rusch, a seven-time world champion, mountain bike Hall of Famer, and ever-evolving, age-defying cyclist and adventurer. As we speak, the 52-year-old Rusch is taking on her third Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska.  In that conversation, we touch upon everything from training changes to nutrition tips, from off-the-bike work to the work it takes inside the mind to stay motivated, energized, and ready to push.  We also hear from Dr. Andy Pruitt, the world-renowned sports medicine consultant, and Colby Pearce, coach, athlete, bike fitter, and host of the Cycling in Alignment podcast.  All that and much more, today on Fast Talk. Let's make you fast!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 14 min
Science of Getting Faster Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Science of Getting Faster Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
Ketones and Bicarbonate with Dr. Chiel Poffé - Science of Getting Faster Podcast Episode 3
Exogenous ketones are lauded by many for their endurance performance enhancing properties, but their impact on blood acidity is detrimental to performance and can even counteract their otherwise positive effects. Dr. Chiel Poffe and his partners conducted a study to learn if Bicarbonate Unlocks the Ergogenic Action of Ketone Monoester Intake in Endurance Exercise, and what they learned was surprising. Tune into this episode to learn the science behind ketones and bicarbonate, and how to introduce them into your training regimen to get faster. * Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum * Submit a study, researcher or topic to be covered on the Science of Getting Faster Podcast: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/SOGF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals * Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/2LtGP3k * Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3jxlqTI * Get Started: https://bit.ly/39W26MC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SCIENCE OF GETTING FASTER PODCAST The Science of getting Faster Podcast cuts through the noise and talks directly to the scientists doing the latest research into how to become a faster cyclist, stronger athlete, and healthier person. Join Coach Chad Timmerman and CEO Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad as they interview a new researcher every month about their latest studies, what question they were hoping to answer, how they structured the study, what they observed and what they are still hoping to learn. . • Subscribe to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast on iTunes: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/SOGF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: 00:00:41 - Dr. Poffe’s background and the story of his research on Ketones 00:01:35 - His research with Dr. Peter Hespel of Deceuninck Quick Step 00:01:53 - What are ketones and ketone esters? 00:03:27 - Why would someone want ketones in their blood while exercising? 00:04:26 - The difference between ketone salts and ketone esters 00:05:35 - Dr. Poffe’s study and why he decided to combine ketone and bicarbonate 00:07:38 - Performance of Ketone vs. placebo in the studies 00:08:37 - What does he think happened in the first study? 00:09:21 - The new study: introducing bicarbonate and what the purpose is. 00:09:55 - Why Chad finds the study methodology to be valuable 00:10:19 - Why his research always seeks to mimic real-world conditions 00:11:15 - What is Bicarbonate? 00:11:59 - Buffering systems in skeletal muscle 00:12:38 - How do you get/ ingest bicarbonate? 00:13:22 - The study method: How big was it? 00:14:10 - The study methodology and controls 00:16:07 - Nate summarizes the study’s efforts, cost of dosage, and amount of dose 00:18:11 - Timeframe of the test: dinner, morning, and timing of exercise 00:18:36 - Why was it important to control the amount of carbs ingested? 00:20:15- What was the dinner given to the subjects? 00:20:58 - What were the study’s results? 00:22:02 - Conclusions about how this might apply to a race (and timing limitations) 00:23:35 - Avoiding gastrointestinal issues with sodium bicarbonate 00:24:38 - Perception of hunger and appetite in the study groups 00:26:50 - Asking the subjects to identify what they’d taken (placebo vs. esters, etc) 00:27:53 - The purpose of blinding power and HR data 00:29:18 - What the study does and doesn’t suggest about ingesting ketones 00:30:19 - Blood ketone levels and perception of fatigue 00:30:46 - Should you always supplement ketones with bicarbonate? 00:31:34 - Thank you, and teasing the next episode ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW TRAINERROAD * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
32 min
The Cyclist Pod
The Cyclist Pod
Stephen Grant & Raya Hubbell - your Cycling Podcast hosts
Show 87 - Infrared, Jealousy and Apologies
It's been a while, hasn't it? Which is why, like a grocery delivery driver who's beyond apologetic for missing the last week's package, we're turning up absolutely full to the brim of podcast goodness. So in one of our busiest and most jam-packed episodes, well, ever, we cover, in no particular order; Raya's new watch (yeah that Wahoo jobby, she got it before ANYONE, the jammy b*tch), needles (listen to find out), axles (also listen), and we put our tail between our legs and apologise for what can only be described as our most complained about innaccuracy ever discussed. Oh God we're sorry. Can you please stop complaining now? But our main topic today - and it's a GEEK-OUT of Herculean propotions; is talking to Tim Brownstone, Athlete and Biochemist and CEO and inventor of the Kymira smart textiles collections. That's right, smart clothing. I don't mean a pocket to put your phone in with a little hole to put the charging cable through, I mean, actually clothing that makes you recover faster by making your body work differently. Witchcraft? Sounds it. But listen. It's genuinely beyond fascinating. It's a busy show. Want to know how busy it is? We ran out of time for the Velominati. RAN OUT OF TIME! Frank will be devestated. The Cyclist Pod (c) Stephen Grant and Raya Hubbell sponsored by dhb www.cyclistpod.com Voices by Marcella Vincent / Produced by Stephen Grant and Jimmy Ward Music 'Zazie' c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) / Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3
1 hr 31 min
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