New cycling training app connects power and recovery data to tell you when to train

Screenshots from FasCat app
(Image credit: Future)

It's well known that the adaptation to training stimulus only occurs during the subsequent rest and recovery period. Therefore if done correctly, combining training data with recovery data has the potential to revolutionize the way athletes train. However, despite recovery apps such as Whoop having been around for more than a decade already, the integration of this data with training platforms is still in its infantry. Training Peaks overlays the data into its PMC (Performance Management Chart), it has been suggested as a 'coming soon' feature by Wahoo Systm and considered by TrainerRoad as a possible future development.

However, now, little-known American cycling training company FasCat Coaching has an app that takes the data and turns it into a simple view that helps its users decide when to train and when to take it easy. It's called FasCat, with the key feature being known as 'Optimize', and it is the brainchild of pioneering sports scientist Frank Overton.

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Josh Croxton
Tech Editor

As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too. 

On the bike, 32-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.