Author Archives: Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.


Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293

Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293

How quickly do you lose fitness and how quickly does it come back, do you get better at recovering as your training experience increases, how to improve your mental relationship with cycling and much more in Episode 293 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


KOM Training, Increasing Training Volume, Morning Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 292

KOM Training, Increasing Training Volume, Morning Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 292

Training for KOMs/QOMs can be a great fallback plan for event cancellations, but how do you train for such a unique effort? We’ll cover this and how to strategically increase your training volume, how to adapt to morning workouts and much more in Episode 292 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

SARMS are banned substances surrounded by plenty of confusion, so what do we actually know about them? Tune in for a deep dive into SARMS, DIY nutrition products that are cheap and accessible, and how to reduce inflammation but still prioritize recovery. All this and more in Episode 289 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Are recovery drinks necessary if you are already topped off on carbohydrate, how to recover from overtraining, why stage races may be the best races to start with for beginners and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

Recovery Drinks, Overtraining, Beginner Racing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 288

Are recovery drinks necessary if you are already topped off on carbohydrate, how to recover from overtraining, why stage races may be the best races to start with for beginners and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

Crank Length, Achieving Mastery, DOMS and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 287

What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Recovery Routines, Early Season PRs, Motivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 286

Recovery Routines, Early Season PRs, Motivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 286

Post-workout recovery routines that make you faster, what to do when you are setting PRs before your goal event, how to find motivation to train and help motivate others and much more in Episode 286 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

Low Cadence, Choking, Equipment Choices and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 285

Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


10-Best-Tips-to-Prepare-For-Levi's-Gran-Fondo

Levi’s Gran Fondo 2021: 10 Best Tips to Prepare

We rode one of the most popular Gran Fondos in America, Levi’s Gran Fondo, to learn firsthand what riders need to do to best prepare for the race. Here are 10 tips for Levi’s Gran Fondo.


Training Without a Power Meter, Low Heart Rate, Effective Sweet Spot Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 284

Training Without a Power Meter, Low Heart Rate, Effective Sweet Spot Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 284

How to get faster without a power meter, what a low heart rate actually means, a practical guide to Sweetspot training and more in Episode 284 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!



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