A guide to racing at high elevation, equipment tips and more for MTB National Championships at Winter Park, CO, why VO2 Max is misunderstood and how to use it, the science behind weight and rotating mass and many more topics will be covered on this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • TrainerRoad athletes going to World Championships!
  • Legs vs. cardio: what is your limiter?
  • How you use anaerobic work capacity
  • Why attacking around the outside is a good idea
  • Paceline tactics
  • How fatigue accumulates over the course of a ride
  • The science of warmups
  • How to make sure you don’t blow up during the swim
  • How to properly pace a triathlon
  • Ultra-endurance racing and discomfort
  • Why do you get speed wobbles?
  • How to train for the Iceman Cometh Challenge MTB Race

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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.