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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.


What it Takes to Be a National Champion with Erica Carney – Ask a Cycling Coach 306

What it Takes to Be a National Champion with Erica Carney – Ask a Cycling Coach 306

Erica Carney is one of the all-time best American crit racers, but her goal of winning a pro national criterium championship took years of hard work to achieve. Tune in as we answer your questions about tactics, bike handling and more, and discuss what Erica did to improve her tactics and abilities each year to finally win the 2017 Women’s Pro Criterium National Championship.


Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

Getting Dropped, Caloric Deficits, Supplements and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 303

What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Belgian Racing with Eamon Lucas – Ask a Cycling Coach 302

Belgian Racing with Eamon Lucas – Ask a Cycling Coach 302

Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in different regions and formats that have helped Eamon be successful.


Winning Moves Adrenaline Sleep Deprivation and More Ask a Cycling Coach 300

Winning Moves, Adrenaline, Sleep Deprivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 300

You need fitness, strategy and luck to make the sort of move that wins a race, so how do you increase your chances of winning? We’ll dig into this, adrenaline’s effect on endurance performance, and into whether or not training yourself to perform in a sleep deprived state is worthwhile for endurance athletes. Tune into Episode 300 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast now!


Aggressive Racing, Sprint Power, Over-Unders and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 297

Aggressive Racing, Sprint Power, Over-Unders and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 297

Where should you draw the line with aggressive racing, why your sprint power may be lower than you want and how to improve it, why over-unders are so hard and what you can do to improve with them and much more in Episode 297 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Read the Race Like a Pro, A-Race Recovery, Injuries and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 295

Read the Race Like a Pro, A-Race Recovery, Injuries and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 295

Learn from Amber Pierce, Alex Wild and Pete Morris how they read a race like a pro, how much time you need to recover between A-Races, how to use injuries to get faster and much more in Episode 295 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Race Tips, Nutrient Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 294

Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Race Tips, Nutrient Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 294

How do artificial sweeteners fuel training, and are they good for athletes, tips for DIY races and match racing strategy, a deep dive on nutrient timing and how it affects training and much more in Episode 294 of the Ask a Cycling Coach 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!



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