Why bonking on your rides is not making you faster, tips to increase your FTP while riding outside with TrainerRoad’s Outside Workouts Feature, the coaches’ predictions for racing Cape Epic in 2021 and more in Episode 261 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The coaches’ expectations for Cape Epic 2021
  • Why bonking on your rides is not making you faster
  • How to estimate your FTP ceiling
  • The pros and cons of fueling your rides to hunger
  • How to find the right type of training to continue to increase your FTP
  • Tips to ride in the right zone with Outside Workouts

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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.