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!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.




Topics covered in this episode

  • Jonathan’s new XC race bike
  • What Jonathan learned testing multiple XC bikes back to back
  • The host’s New Year’s ResolutionsHow to train for Grinduro
  • How to train to take a KOM
  • Should you eat carbs during short workouts?
  • What races don’t affect your training?
  • How does Alcohol affect cycling performance?
  • How to add extra volume to your training
  • How to get used to morning workouts
  • Best mobility exercises for cyclists

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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.