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BeSpoked - The Cycling & Triathlon Training Podcast

20
Jan 2020

The Ultra-Mindset: Beating Your Demon!

Pav Bryan is joined by Karl Meltzer, world renowned, serial ultra-run winner. They discuss how Karl approaches his training and racing from all facets; including how he ensures that he never cracks mentally and always beats his demons.

Listen in to get behind the scenes look at Karl's Appalachian Trail World Record, his record of the most 100-mile run wins and join in with his challenge which he sets to you; which you can also follow in our Spokes Performance Training Advice group.

13
Jan 2020

Strength & Conditioning for Endurance Athletes: Core Training

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes and British Cycling Strength & Conditioning Expert, Scott Pearson. The third episode in the Strength and Conditioning series, they discuss their thoughts around why core training is crucial to endurance athletes.

They break some myths and offer some practical tips on getting started with your own routine. They finish by setting you a challenge you can do from your front room!

6
Jan 2020

How to be an Adventurer with Sean Conway

Pav Bryan is joined by Sean Conway to discuss his career as an adventurer. They discuss his path to becoming a world record breaking athlete, the successes, the setbacks and how to come through it all.

They also give tips on how to get started yourself, how to keep going when times are tough and what kit you might need.

They finish setting a challenge for your own epic adventure! 

30
Dec 2019

How Comparisons Kill Performance

Pav Bryan is joined by Tim Lockemy, Host & Creator of 'A Path To Contentment Podcast'. They discuss how crucial, yet damaging, it can be to compare yourself to other athletes.

They give tips on turning negative processes into positive ones and give you a challenge, which you can join in the Spokes Performance Training Advice Group.

For more info on Tim's work, check out his podcast 'A Path To Contentment'.

23
Dec 2019

Race to Success Featuring Dan Lloyd

Pav Bryan is joined by GCN Presenter Dan Lloyd. They discuss how to be successful as a racing athlete, the methods to which you can improve, how to deal with hard times and give some general tips on cycling.

They finish discussing how not to be a pushy parent and how to nurture a child to be both successful and love cycling.

16
Dec 2019

Be Faster: Race Smarter & How to Go Pro

Pav Bryan is joined by GCN presenters Hank and Chris. They discuss their different entry to the professional cycling world, what racing pro was like for each of them, give advice on how to create your own path to success and talk about what you can see on GCN soon.

They finish giving some top tips for racers who are struggling and the one piece of advice that they wish they had been told when they were pro.

9
Dec 2019

Strength & Conditioning for Endurance Athletes: Injury Prevention

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes and British Cycling Strength & Conditioning Expert, Scott Pearson. The second episode in the Strength and Conditioning series, they discuss their thoughts around why injuries actually occur and how best to respond when one occurs.

You will learn why it is important to have a strength and conditioning regime, how long these sessions should be, how many times per week to do them and what types of moves they will contain.

They finish with giving you some top tips on injury prevention so you can ensure that your training and racing never get disrupted.

2
Dec 2019

How to get in ‘The Zone’

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Mental Fitness Coach, Alan Heary. They discuss exactly what 'The Zone' or 'Flow' is and just how important it is for athletes to be able to access.

In this episode you will learn how to access 'The Zone' and the benefits to your training and racing that this will bring. You will find out about anti-distraction techniques and how to remain calm in high pressure circumstances.

They finish giving you some top tips on exactly how to get started and how best to utilise this.

25
Nov 2019

How Cycling Saved My Life

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Stars Zuzi and Guy, plus Zwift Co-Founder and CEO Eric Min to discuss the role that exercise, nutrition and support play on mental health.

In this episode, listen to first hand stories of overcoming mental health problems with cycling/sport and nutrition. Plus get tips on how to maintain a healthy mental state, regardless of whether you identify as having challenges or not.

This episode is a must listen if you want to learn positive mental health practises to compliment your existing training and lifestyle regime.

With thanks to Pete Donohue, TeamZF, for the idea and connection.

18
Nov 2019

Periodising Nutrition

Pav Bryan is joined by one of Spokes' expert coaches, Aitor Altuna, to discuss how to best periodise your nutrition.

In this in-depth interview, they talk about the basics of how your body fuels your training at different intensities. The problems with following one set nutritional strategy, such as Low-Carb High-Fat/Keto or High-Carb Low-Fat, and then give some info on strategies such as fasted training, train low theory and glycogen depleted training.

They end by detailing exactly how you can choose a nutritional strategy based on the type of training you do and how you can ensure it is working correctly.