Cross-training is not usually considered as necessary for cyclists, but should it be? We’ll cover the science of cross-training, how to raise power while dropping weight and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
We know we burn energy in training, but what about when we recover? What processes happen in your body and how much energy does it take? In this episode we’ll cover this and go into the do’s and don’ts of training camps with two pros from the Orange Seal Off-Road Team, Hannah Finchamp and Alex Wild! Energy Cost of Recovery, Training Camps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 324
While preparing for the Silver Rush 50, athlete Kate McLaughlin sustained an injury that would keep her off her mountain bike for months. Eager to keep her Leadville goals on track, Kate found a new approach to training, that resulted in an all-time personal fitness and the fastest women’s time at the 2021 Silver Rush 50. Here’s how Kate trained for her first long-distance mountain bike race and her tips for success at the Silver Rush 50.
Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his Leadville and Breck Epic wins and to help us answer your questions on training with bad air quality, finding your strengths and weaknesses and much more. Tune in now and get faster!
yclists are constantly searching for that magic training bullet to take our performance to the next level. But we often spend so much time pondering what we should be doing, that we neglect to consider the things that we shouldn’t— and as it turns out, most of us are holding ourselves back with a few easily solvable mistakes. Which of these five common errors are you making in your training?
Sweet Spot training is one of the most effective and efficient for cyclists to improve. With the right structure and training plan, you can let Sweet Spot training take your cycling performance to the next level.
When a technical feature forces you off your bike, don’t skip it! Challenging sections of trail provide you an opportunity to progress your bike handling skills, build confidence in your abilities and identify potential areas for improvement. You can safely and confidently approach challenging terrain with these six steps.
The gradual toll of aging is an inescapable fact of life. But like a fine wine, many endurance athletes continue to improve their fitness and health even as the years pass by. What physiological changes do masters cyclists experience, and how can you use smart training and recovery strategies to get faster, no matter your age?
Cyclocross is an exciting and intense form of racing with passionate fans and competitors. But what is ‘cross and what is the best training plan for it? Whether you have the technical skills & fitness of both a mountain biker and a roadie, or you’re on a path leading you to this incredibly entertaining cycling discipline, this guide will cover everything you need to know about cyclocross training.
We interviewed 10 of the fastest athletes taking on the Leadville 100 to find out how they are uniquely preparing their bodies, equipment and execution strategies to find success at one of the biggest mountain bike races in the world. Tune in to hear from Sarah Sturm, Eddie Anderson, Laura King, Peter Stetina, Katerina Nash, Alex Wild, Hannah Finchamp, Keegan Swenson, Rose Grant and Alex Howes!
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