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BeSpoked - The Cycling & Triathlon Training Podcast

23
Mar 2020

Be Faster: Long-Distance Time Trials

Pav Bryan is joined by time trial specialist Jon Schubert; 2019 winner of the British Best-All-Rounder (BBAR), former 24 hour time trial champion and competition record holder for the team 100 mile, 12 and 24 hour distances. Oh, and he also rode around the world...

Listen in to find out what Jon's training is like, his advice for those targeting long distance time trials and his epic Muscat to Salalah world record ride.

They finish setting up a challenge which you can join in the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group. 

16
Mar 2020

Be Faster: Short-Distance Time Trials

Pav Bryan is joined by time trial specialist Emma Lewis; 2019 RTTC Champion of Champions, National 50 Champion & Gold at the National Team Time Trials.

Emma tells her story; her rise to success, what her training is like, what she does differently to her male teammates and what targets she has for 2020.

They finish by setting up a challenge which you can follow solo or join the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group to partake with a likeminded community. 

9
Mar 2020

Mastering Anxiety

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Mental Fitness Expert Alan Heary. They discuss exactly what anxiety is and why it is both devastating and crucial to athletic performance. They finish with giving some tips on mastering it.

This episode is a must listen to if you either suffer performance destroying anxiety or if you never experience it at all. 

Join Alan's anxiety based challenge in the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group. 

2
Mar 2020

Strength & Conditioning for Endurance Athletes: Advanced S&C

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Strength & Conditioning Expert Scott Pearson. They discuss how you can progress your off-the-bike work from beginner to advanced and avoid any plateau or staleness. They finish with giving you several top tips as you look to make the most of your strength work.

Join in Scott's Challenge in the Spokes Performance Training Advice Facebook group. 

24
Feb 2020

Evolving Everesting: Seven Summits

Pav Bryan tells the story of his Seven Summits world first and record ride. 

Listen in to find out what it takes to train for and plan a ride that climbs over 43,000 meters in 725 miles. 

Find out what Pav ate, how he coped with over 62 hours on the same hill and what kind of kit he was using.

17
Feb 2020

Coping with Setback

Pav Bryan is joined by Professional Cyclist Alex West. They discuss Alex's crash which left his career almost over. Find out exactly how you should cope with setback and the best and most efficient path the full strength.

Whether you have had an accident, a new job, a new member of the family, or anything else, listen in to find out exactly how to reinvent yourself and build yourself back up to strength. 

10
Feb 2020

Cycling Hacks: How to Navigate Flying with a Bike

Pav Bryan is joined by Martin Green from Shokbox to discuss all topics surrounding travelling with your bike. If you ever suffer with anxiety about flying (with the bike!), this episode will help settle your mind and help you focus on enjoying your trip.

Listen in to find out some trade secrets that make the experience a lot less stressful; including offering several hacks for making the journey cheaper and all round more enjoyable! 

3
Feb 2020

Is FTP Testing Worth It?

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Coach Ian Jenner to answer a question we are hearing a lot of lately; "is FTP test is actually worth it?"

Listen to find out exactly what one of our expert coaches feels about this and learn some interesting ways to ensure that, whatever testing you do, it is executed perfectly!

27
Jan 2020

Mastering Motivation

Pav Bryan is joined by Spokes Mental Fitness Coach, Alan Heary. They discuss exactly what Motivation is and just how important it is for athletes to be able to maintain.

They discuss why it is so important to remain proactive with motivation, what to do when it starts to disappear and some simple tricks to mastering it.

They finish with a challenge which you can do to start conquering your own motivation!

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.