Special guest Amber Pierce joins the team to discuss injury prevention by foam rolling vs stretching, maintaining stability in cross winds, developing a team race strategy and more in Episode 238 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How to use Plan Builder to prep for your event with little time
  • Do endurance rides hurt your sprint power?
  • What data fields to use for racing on your cycling computer
  • Tips for smaller riders to handle cross winds
  • Does protein intake blunt absorption of carbohydrates on long rides?
  • Is foam rolling for injury prevention better than stretching for flexibility?
  • What are the implications of having a high metabolism?
  • Pro tips to win races with a small team

For more cycling training knowledge, listen to the Ask a Cycling Coach — the only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. New episodes are released weekly.


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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.