MTB World Champion Kate Courtney joins the podcast to give you the insights to what it takes to be a World Champion including how she builds resilience through mental training, why she uses strength training to get faster, her recovery, nutrition and more in Episode 272 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Cape Epic deep dive into equipment, nutrition, logistics, etc.
  • How Kate works on her technical skills to race pro MTB
  • Why Kate uses strength training to get faster
  • Kate’s nutrition for training, racing, recovery and more
  • How Kate is able to quickly recover between races and training sessions
  • Kate’s insights to build the strong mental fortitude of a world champion

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.