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Frank Overton is a full time cycling coach and a USA Cycling Level 1 coach since 2006. He founded FasCat Coaching in 2002 to live out his dream to help cyclists. He focuses primarily on masters road, gravel, fondo, time trial, mountain bike and cyclocross athletes who take their training seriously. He previously worked for the Priority Health Professional Cycling Team in 2006 as well as the US National Team in Europe for the 2007 World Cup race season.

Frank raced competitively first as a semi-pro mountain biker and then as a category 1 roadie for 10 years. He started Power Based Training, utilizing his sports science background to maximize athletic performance. 

He has a masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University and comes from medical school spinal cord research and molecular biotechnology (he even holds a U.S. patent for discovering a gene).

In this week’s episode, Frank and Sonya talk masters athletes, recovery tips, performance goals and more. 

“The other thing we talk about with athletes is do your best. I know that sounds cliche, but if you can leave it all out there, only you really knew that you did that, and if you have a really strong race mentally – gave it your all, you were in it the whole time, you didn’t think negative thoughts or if you did you overcame them and you persevered… Oftentimes, me, myself, personally, that’s a good race. I don’t need to win and if I can have that good race mentally, it’s a victory.”

– Frank Overton

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Key Takeaways

  • What age do you become a masters athlete
  • Physiological changes that occur 
  • Recovery tips 
  • HRV
  • The role of meditation and mindfulness in training
  • How to make progress 
  • How to set performance goals
  • Pre-ride rituals for masters athletes



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