How to be a tough athlete, pro tips for the final kilometer of a race and why you lose most sprints, why you feel slower after a recovery week and much more with new guest host Ivy Audrain!

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Topics covered in this episode

  • New guest host Ivy Audrain!
  • How to fix low back pain on the bike
  • How to pick a training plan for the Specialty Phase
  • How not to get boxed in during a sprint
  • Pro tips for the final kilometer of a race
  • Bunch sprint tactics
  • How to improve technical skills without racing
  • Why you feel slower after a recovery week
  • How mindset affects training
  • When to do a spindown calibration
  • Is a certain pedal stance correct?
  • Calories vs. carbs per hour
  • Cyclists and running
  • Jonathan’s Chilean walmart bike story
  • How to be a tough athlete
  • How to get better at longer intervals

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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.