Join us live for Episode 196 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be doing a deep dive on rest and recovery for athletes, getting into the specifics of motorpacing and why it is a good training tool, and why short Zone 2 workouts are more valuable than you think.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How to travel like a bike racer
  • Are short Zone 2 workouts important or just filler?
  • How to fit training into a busy schedule
  • What is a typical schedule like for the podcast hosts?
  • Why you should try motorpacing
  • What is the point of motorpacing
  • What is the difference between rest, recovery and taper weeks?
  • How to get the most out of recovery weeks
  • Why it’s so hard to return to training
  • How to adjust your training if your goal event is delayed?
  • What effect does a mid-workout break have on your fitness?

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.