Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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TrainerRoad employees offer advice for becoming a faster cyclist
TrainerRoad CEO Nate Pearson

Advice for Getting Faster From TrainerRoad Employee Cyclists

From professional racers to absolute beginners, TrainerRoad employees include cyclists of all abilities and experience levels. Collectively, we’ve learned a whole lot about using TrainerRoad to get faster, so we asked our employee athletes their favorite lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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A cyclist trains in the Endurance Zone to build aerobic fitnes
Athlete: Calvin Smith, P.C. Nick Wilson

Zone 2 Training for Cyclists: Where Endurance Training Fits in Your Training Plan

The low-intensity, aerobically-powered Endurance training zone doesn’t get much attention. But if you ride and race bikes regularly, you probably ride at this pace more often than you realize, and it can carry some significant benefits. Let’s take a look at the details of this oft-overlooked training zone.

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Amber Pierce's Training Tips
PC John Schnack

Top Ten Training Tips from Amber Pierce in 2020

Over the past year, Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast host Amber Pierce has offered key guidance on staying motivated, training skills, and creating a healthy and sustainable training process. In case you missed them the first time around, or just need a quick refresher, here are the top ten training takeaways Amber’s given on the podcast (so far!).

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Model: @TheAlpineStylist Photo Credit: @kokody

Top Five Cycling Training Deep Dives of 2020

Science is at the heart of what we do at TrainerRoad. Often, that means diving deep into the research to answer your questions about cycling training, nutrition, and recovery—all to make you a faster cyclist. Here are the top five deep dives of 2020 from the Ask A Cycling Coach Podcast.

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cyclocross racer Austin Killips uses process goals to get faster amidst hormonal imbalances.
P.C. @alli_bikes

How Cyclocross Racer Austin Killips Works Through Hormonal Imbalance to Get Faster

Training and fatigue can dramatically affect the body’s hormone levels. For cyclocross racer Austin Killips, understanding hormonal imbalances and establishing good habits have helped her become a faster, healthier athlete.

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Cycling Base Training: Why and How to Build Your Aerobic Base

You can build a strong aerobic base, in a time efficient and effective manner, with a structured base training plan. Here’s why base training and aerobic fitness are important for every cyclist and how you can make sure you’re building your base properly for the season and goals that you have.

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How a Med Student added 80w to their FTP with TrainerRoad

Cameron Seamons raised his FTP by 80 watts with TrainerRoad training for the Triple Bypass Century and ultra-distance running events, all while being a busy medical school student. He has tips for how he manages a 50-hour workweek and uses low-volume training for long-distance endurance events.

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Gravel Racing: Training and Preparation for a Gravel Grinder

With the right training plan, skills, and equipment, you can take on any gravel race. Here’s everything you need to prepare for your next gravel event or your first big gravel race.

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Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

SARMS are banned substances surrounded by plenty of confusion, so what do we actually know about them? Tune in for a deep dive into SARMS, DIY nutrition products that are cheap and accessible, and how to reduce inflammation but still prioritize recovery. All this and more in Episode 289 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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