thanks for the rec dude!! Much appreciated!
thanks man! You nailed it. Cycling 100% changed the trajectory of my life. Was in a pretty dark spiral at age 26 when I got into the sport. My mtb was stolen, and a friend said, “you suck off road (no offense) but are always hammering between parks; get a road bike!”
Had some mentors in our local club and they pushed me to get better. Mid-training race, a guy says: “you need to be in that break, GO” and I said, “Now?” and he said “NOW!”, and I bridged up…
I won the A race and it felt amazing. I couldn’t believe it. I was celebrating a training race in my head like it was a massive deal because to me, IT WAS!
So many people put a hand out to help me, and I want to share this passion and help anyone that I can.
And you’re correct, I have a coaching business, but I truly enjoy sharing content that can help someone that can’t afford to spend a ton each season to have someone go through the journey with them. If everything had to be paid for, I would never have learned so much! So I feel it’s important to put out videos and blogs and talk about the things that most don’t.
Have an awesome day! Thanks for the upvote!
TR Community is the best out there.
Super informative and inspiring Brendan! I’m 26 and just got into cycling. With some of your training tips and other advice I’m really close to category 2. Hoping for a covid free schedule next season so I can achieve some of my goals. Keep up the good work! Thanks again
Another friendly bump for Teniel Campbell.
I’d love to hear from either Rebecca Fahringer or Clara Honsinger.
Given the season, Jeremy Powers…
A rather quick search shows that he’s done plenty of podcasts, other than his own, since joining GCN. I’m assuming that was your point unless there is something else I’m unaware of. He would be a great guest.
Matt Fitzgerald (author) based on comments in the most recent Successful Athletes podcast about exploring disordered eating. The Endurance Diet contains a great set of topics for the podcast.
He’s been on at least once, my heart is telling me twice. However, I don’t think that disordered eating has come up.
Thanks. Guess I haven’t gotten to those episodes yet … I’ll look for them.
Wout van Aert, I’d love to know just how you go about training to get rainbow stripes in cross, then move over to road to be in the mix/win classics then go and win belgium TT, then go to stage races to win stages and points jerseys, and finally just be the biggest engined domestique going.
I’m sure many people would be happy with one of those results, and I’d love to know what makes him tick.
Another idea, but not sure who, some of the ultra endurance riders must have interesting plans. Might not need a 1700w sprint but the ability to ride for a week non stop at a good pace is off the charts.
I would like to have Dr. William Young, PhD as a podcast guest. Dr. Young is a endurance cyclist who did his PhD dissertation on the the effect of competitive cycling on family relationships, personal growth, and the “dark side” of cycling. I am a former neurosurgeon who was passionate about my career. In February, I developed a neurodegenerative condition that results in double vision and forced me into an unplanned retirement. I struggled with depression, loss of identity and severe negative self talk. I have been working with Dr. Young for five months now and he has helped me with mindfulness and overcoming my negative self talk. I am certainly not a competitive cyclist by most definitions, however I believe that certainly competing with a different entity. I have looked for books and podcasts on mindfulness and negative self talk without success. I believe that a podcast with a therapist specialized in the mental aspects of cycling could prove to be valuable to many cyclists!!
With this being his last Grand Tour before moving on to Ironman it would be interesting to hear from Adam Hanson.
Well spoken, races a ton and has very good insight. Real person with real job and a family and gets results.
Again, well spoken great fitter. Would offer everyone a bit of help imo, who doesnt want fitting advice ?
Because he’s Phil? Also entertaining, king of strava KOM’s and helps in the community.
I’m still saying Williams Brothers
As you guys and girls are attempting Cape Epic next year I am opting for Kevin Benkinstein from ZA. He is such a good dude and riding long distance stuff. He did Cape Epic with a handicapend fellow who probably beats most of us here on TR.
In terms of TRI / Ironman I would go for Lionel Sanders or Jan Frodeno, both them seem to work out lots indoors. Lionel much more I guess.
Would be great to interview Phil Southerland from Team Type 1 or any rider from the team. Would love to hear how they manage type one diabetes while training/racing.