How to improve your racing at elevation while living at low altitude, how to increase your ability to suffer, how to recover from a big training week and more in Episode 274 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How to create your own goals in a year of no racing
  • Simple ways to add more volume to your training
  • How to best recover from a high volume training week or training block
  • Why using a TENS unit may aid recovery
  • Amber’s biggest concerns going into The Cape Epic
  • Tips to ride faster on a single-speed mountain bike
  • How to race at elevation while living at low altitude
  • How to improve your ability to ride in sweet spot
  • The Coaches Tour de France jersey picks
  • How to improve your ability to suffer
  • How to switch to training in the early mornings
  • Pro tips for openers the day before your MTB race

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.