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Cycling Time Trial Podcast

A cycling podcast loosely focused on Time Trials.
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Cycling Podcast loosely based on Time Trials. For those who would like reliable mobile access on Android, I suggest DoubleTwist http://www.doubletwist.com/.
Sep 21, 2015

I am very happy to welcome back Michael Hutchinson. Michael is making back to back appearances to discuss all of the “good stuff” going on in the world of cycling, especially since much of the news revolves around time trials. Michael is of course the author of “The Hour” and “Faster, The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World's Fastest Cyclists”. Michael is a regular columnist for Cycling Weekly, which is also where you can find some really cool videos that are really quite informative. Make sure to follow Michael on twitter @Doctor_Hutch.

Contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com or interact with me on twitter where I am @markflorence11. Thanks so much for downloading the show.

Sep 5, 2015

We welcome back Michael Hutchinson, Michael is a columnist for Cycling Weekly and you can see him in various forms on the BBC. Michael has written several books to include the cycling books The Hour, and Faster, The Obession, Science and Luck behind the world’s fastest cyclists. On September 12, 2015, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling will try for the outright UCI Women’s Hour record at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Michael was kind enough to join us for a preview of Molly's attempt. Thanks for downloading the show. Contact me on twitter where I am @markflorence11 or via email at ttpodcast@yahoo.com.

Aug 21, 2015

We last spoke with Molly Van Houweling in May 2015, and she talked of her entry into the “Hour World”. At that time, Molly had set new US Women’s and World Master’s hour records. She extended those records in July, and on September 12, 2015, she will try for the outright UCI Women’s Hour record at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico.


We welcome back Molly Van Houweling and we are also pleased to be joined by her husband Rob Van Houweling.

 

You can support the kickstarter campaign for coverage of the event at msvhour.com.

 

Thanks for downloading the show. Contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com or send me a message via twitter @markflorence11.

Aug 8, 2015

Coach Gordon Paulson of www.speedmadison.com is back to offer his thought on pacing for Time Trials. Coach Gordy is very accomplished time trialist at all levels of competition, and he has coached a number of successful time trial specialists. 

Thanks for downloading the show. If you have questions or comments contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com or send me a message on twitter @markflorence11.

Jul 26, 2015

We welcome back Coach Tim Ramsden. Tim is an Association of British Cycling L3 Cycling coach and owner of blackcatcyclecoaching.com. Tim has joined us twice now and his shows on cadence, and time trials for newcomers were really well received.

Today we are focusing on one of the training terms that you hear frequently when one trains for time trials, "Sweet Spot" training. Tim is here to tell us why this type of training is so effective and how and when to implement sweet spot intervals into a training plan. You can contact Tim through his website, blackcatcyclecoaching.com or follow him on twitter, @timblackcatcc.

As always if you have show ideas contact via twitter @markflorence11 or at ttpodcast@yahoo.com. Thanks for downloading the show!

Jul 11, 2015

We catch up with Billy Oliver. Billy is blogging about his quest to go faster at http://ayeartobeattheclock.blogspot.com/. You may want to catch up with the story so far buy listening to episode #37. We thank Billy for sharing the highs and lows of his season thusfar. Follow Billy on twitter @billyoliver80

You can contact me with show ideas at ttpodcast@yahoo.com or on twitter @markflorence11. Thanks for downloading the show!

Jun 27, 2015

We welcome back Xavier Disley. Xavier has appeared before as an expert in the field of performance analysis and aerodynamic efficiency. He is based in Birmingham, UK, and is the Director of AeroCoach LTD, as well as working with RST Sport and World Tour Teams. He specializes in pacing and race analysis as well as kinematics & exercise physiology.  Xavier is especially adept at analysis and I thought it would be insightful to get his thoughts on the recent hour records of Alex Dowsett and Brad Wiggins. 

You can find Xavier at www.rstsport.com and www.aero-coach.co.uk/. Be sure to follow Xavier on Twitter @xavierdisley. You can contact me @markflorence11 and ttpodcast@yahoo.com.

Jun 13, 2015

We welcome back Michael Hutchinson, Michael is a columnist for Cycling Weekly and you can see him in various forms on the BBC. Michael has written several books to include The Hour, and Faster, The Obession, Science and Luck behind the world’s fastest cyclists. On June 7, 2015, Bradley Wiggins set the UCI hour record at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London with a record of 54.526 km, or about 33.9 MPH. Michael was there is nice enough to share his thoughts. Contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com on twitter I am @markflorence11. Thanks for downloading the show.

May 30, 2015

In her excellent blog, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling claims to have inspiration for attempting cycling’s hour record after watching the successful Jens Voigt effort. Encouraged by her “most cycling obsessed member of the Van Houweling household”  husband Rob, the initial plan was to attempt a US age group record. After a little research however, it was decided that Molly would go after the US Elite and Pan American Record. The initial record is a great story in itself, and then Molly and her team decided to add another chapter in February, as she attempted to set the bar even higher.

You can find the blog and follow Molly's progress here:

http://www.metromintcycling.com/?news_1425076750


Here is video of Molly's Pan American and US Elite hour record in Mexico.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySMbF5hRvQ

May 16, 2015

We welcome back Michael Hutchinson, Michael is a champion time trialist in his own right, and he has attempted cycling’s hour record twice. His first attempt was eloquently chronicled in his book, The Hour, and his most recent work, Faster, the Obsession, Science and Luck behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists is a template for all levels of cyclists who strive to go Faster. Michael is again kind enough to join us to discuss the most recent hour attempt of Alex Dowsett, and to preview the much anticipated attempt of Sir Bradley Wiggins. Be sure to follow Michael on twitter @Doctor_Hutch and his twitter feed will be the perfect compliment to watching Brad Wiggins make history, or not.....Thanks for downloading the show, contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com and follow me on twitter @markflorence11.

 

 

 

May 9, 2015

Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian who describes herself as someone with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. She is an avid athlete herself, and has become a leader and expert in the field of Sports Nutrition for endurance athletes. Her journey started with graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Dietetics, earning a residency at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, and accepting a position from George Washington University Hospital as a clinical dietitian specializing in cardiac disease, neurology, neonates, and diabetes. From there, she began a private practice to focus on preventative nutrition, wellness and endurance sports.

The website for Kelli's services is http://www.apexnutritionllc.com/fuelrightblog/.

On Titter Kelli resides at @fuelright.

Since I don't do Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Apex-Nutrition-LLC/210530685641458.

Kelli joins us to discuss the importance of hydration, specifically in short distance time trial events.

Apr 25, 2015

From Birmingham, UK we welcome back Xavier Disley. He is the lead analyst for Aero-Coach in the UK which specializes in finding an optimal mix of aerodynamics and power production outside of a wind tunnel in velodromes. He is also a coach for RST Sport LTD and lectures on biomechanics to sports science students. Xavier’s podcast analyzing the hour attempts was very well received and I have been thinking of ways to concentrate his knowledge to topics that would be informative yet not overwhelming in content. I thought it might be helpful to concentrate on some basic information to use as a foundation for a good, sustainable aero position.

Apr 11, 2015

We continue with Dr. Will Mangar of InDurance (http://www.indurance.co.uk/, @in_durance) and our discussion of athletic health as measured by strategic blood testing. Thanks again to Billy Oliver for the show suggestion. Thanks much for downloading the show. If you have a question or comment you can contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com and on twitter I am @markflorence11. 

Apr 4, 2015

InDurance describes themselves as a new concept aimed at people who take their training seriously with a focus on the fusion of health, technology and performance. They present Swim, Bike and Run athletes with essential self-tracking tools designed by sports medics, top coaches and professional athletes using blood profiling. Dr. Will Mangar is the Medical Director and Founder and he joins us for part one of this two part episode. In this day and age of quantifying everything, perhaps we are forgetting the most important thing, the athlete. You can find more information at http://www.indurance.co.uk/ and @in_durance.

 

Mar 28, 2015

B Xavier Disley, PhD (@xavierdisley) is based in Birmingham, UK and he has a PhD in cycling physiology and biomechanics. His work focuses on optimizing bike fit to the specifics of the rider, with extensive work in power production at the pedal. He is the lead analyst for Aero-Coach in the UK which specializes in finding an optimal mix of aerodynamics and power production outside of a wind tunnel in velodromes. He is also a coach for RST Sport LTD (http://www.rstsport.com/xavier-disley/) and lectures on biomechanics to sports science students. Yes, we are talking mostly about hour record attempts again, but we hope to use Xavier’s expertise to point out the pro’s and con’s so that we all can learn from these controlled attempts.

 

Thanks all for downloading the show. Contact me with questions or comments at ttpodcast@yahoo.com and on twitter I am @markflorence11. Consider leaving a positive review on iTunes as it will help the show grow.  

Mar 10, 2015

Michael Hutchinson-Author of Faster, the Obsession, Science and Luck behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists, and The Hour is back to discuss the recent hour attempts. Follow Michael on twitter at doctor_hutch. Questions or comments? ttpodcast@yahoo.com and on twitter, @markflorence11. 

Mar 8, 2015

Billy Oliver is like many of us. He has discovered a love for the Time Trial and he has been bitten by the bug to go as fast as he is capable. What makes Billy different is that he is chronicling himself as a project in a blog, http://ayeartobeattheclock.blogspot.com/. We will be following Billy as well, with three shows, a before, during and after if you will. The easiest way to find Billy’s blog is just to do a good search for Billy Oliver Cycling Blog. Follow Billy on twitter @billyoliver80. You can contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com and on twitter @markflorence11. Thanks for downloading the show!

Feb 22, 2015

Matt Bottrill is one of the most successful time trialists in the UK. He first appeared on the podium of the British National Championships in 2000. He has appeared on the podium five times since that time, including a silver showing in 2013. He has won over 50 national medals and 500 races. 2014 was quite possibly his most prolific year ever as he took the UK National 50, 25 and 10.  He was most recently awarded the prestigious Bidlake Prize for his outstanding 2014 season. You can find out more about Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching at https://www.facebook.com/mattbottrillpc or . Follow Matt on twitter at . On twitter I am @markflorence11 and feel free to comment or suggest a guest at ttpodcast@yahoo.com.

Feb 8, 2015

I found John Crook (http://www.crookscycleright.com/ccr/) on YouTube (of all places) when struggling with road bike fit. John has a series of videos which question some of the "rules" when positioning someone correctly on a bike. John was kind enough to go through his own process which is based on comfort and balance. Here are the links to the video's. I think his basic advise pertains to time trialists as well.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ0MKuif36Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvy1AIkSCzA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ0MKuif36Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLSzMtQKdqk (very funny)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFQfuGibf0A

 

Enjoy! Contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com on twitter I am @markflorence11.

Jan 25, 2015

Steven Abraham has embarked on a remarkable endeavor, as during the 2015 calendar year, he is attempting to break Tommy Godwin’s 1939 record of completing 75,065 miles in one year. The Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association is validating Steven’s attempt, and Chris Hopkinson, a legendary long distance cyclist in his own right, is the official Crew Chief. You can contribute to the effort and follow Steven’s progress at http://oneyeartimetrial.org.uk/ 

Jan 18, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, author of The Hour and Faster, is back to preview the multitude of attempts, both female and male, on cycling's hour record. Please note, the interview was recorded before Alex Dowsett broke his collarbone, so please adjust the narrative accordingly. Thanks for the listen, contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com.

Jan 11, 2015

Shows that feature workouts have been very popular. I have been imposing on guest athletes and coaches to provide a "favorite" workout when we finish recording their main shows. In this show, we welcome back David Ertl and Ian Stanford. I also give you one of my own favorite workouts. As always, thanks for listening. Contact me with questions and comments at ttpodcast@yahoo.com.

Dec 28, 2014

We are following up with Ian Stanford who joined us a while back to talk about the mental approach to time trials. Ian put his own advice to good use as you will see. We talk of his new venture, Ally's Bar (www.allysbar.com) and he also reviews the HED GT3 wheel that we recently spoke of with Tim Mulrooney.

Dec 14, 2014

Coach Gordy Paulson of http://www.speedmadison.com/ joins us again to discuss winter training for all cyclists really, but with a little emphasis on the time trialist. Hear Gordy's thoughts on trainers, rollers, spin ups and one leg drills. Contact me at ttpodcast@yahoo.com for questions or comments. Thanks so much for downloading the show. If you enjoy the podcast a favorable iTunes review will help spread the word. 

Nov 30, 2014

Coach David Ertl of cyclesportcoaching.com offers a wide variety of products for anyone looking to improve their cycling performance. He goes through the process of what one should consider before taking the plunge into formal cycling coaching.

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