Retired pro cyclist Ben Jacques-Maynes joins the podcast to discuss what he learned about motivation, nutrition, training, injuries, how to maximize success and more in Episode 276 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.
Topics covered in this episode
- What Ben learned as a mountain biker that helped him in road racing
- How Ben became a pro cyclist
- What pro cycling is actually like
- How to maintain motivation when racing against the odds
- Why losing too much weight makes you slower
- How to recover from an injury
- Why Ben won more races when he started weighing more
- What it takes to get a podium finish in a stage of the Tour of California
- How to recognize and manage disordered eating
- How to manage a healthy relationship with food and cycling
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