Amber and Nate are back! Join us for a discussion on what muscular endurance actually is, how to train it, and how it makes you a faster and more capable athlete, as well as discussions on time-crunched training, avoiding blowing up at the beginning of rides and much more.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.



Topics covered in this episode

  • Updates from Nate and Amber!
  • Update from Ivy on her Singlespeed podium at CX Nats!
  • Guide to using TrainerRoad to plan a season of training
  • What is muscular endurance and how does it make you more capable?
  • How to train as a new parent and/or with limited time
  • Rapid Fire questions
  • How to avoid blowing up at the beginning of rides and races
  • Training for long and short races/rides


Resources mentioned in this episode


Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast

Successful Athletes Podcast

Science of Getting Faster Podcast


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Maxine Philavong

Maxine Philavong is the podcast producer for the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. When she isn't producing, she's an avid concert-goer, self-proclaimed coffee aficionado and Phoebe Bridgers' #1 fan.