How much of your “race fitness” is due to improvements in capacity and how much of it comes from pain tolerance? We’ll cover this and how should average athletes and pro athletes fuel differently, get into cyclocross season and much more in Episode 339 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.

Topics covered in this episode

  • Intro 0:09
  • What has Ivy learned during her CX season so far? 03:16
  • Deep dive on pain tolerance and endurance training 19:17
  • Rapid fire questions 53:26
  • Physical vs. psychological benefits of drafting 1:14:19
  • Examining how a specific pro athlete should manage their nutrition 1:19:59
  • How average athletes should manage their nutrition 1:30:21

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.