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!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.




Topics covered in this episode

  • Coach Chad’s 2021 New Year’s Resolutions
  • Do you get better at recovering with more training experience?
  • Why riding singletrack can be surprisingly tricky
  • How to balance interval training with skills training
  • The Science of Getting Faster podcast update
  • Should you do long rides on the weekends?
  • How to fuel during threshold intervals?
  • What to do if you’ve failed a ramp test
  • How much do you have to train to maintain fitness?
  • Does fitness actually come back quickly?
  • How to improve your mental relationship with sport

Resources and Studies Mentioned in This Episode


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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.