MTB Pro Alex Wild joins the team to discuss how he balances riding pro MTB and a full-time job, how he uses analytics to improve every aspect of his mountain biking ecosystem from equipment to nutrition and training, a breakdown of Alex’s setup with the new Specialized Epic and more in Episode 269 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How Alex started riding MTB
  • Alex’s strategy to KOM Old La Honda road
  • How Alex balances a full-time job and racing pro MTB
  • Alex insights to manage expectations and confidence on race day
  • Alex’s racing and training equipment checklist
  • Pro tips for a proper MTB race warmup
  • How to plan for a year-long racing season

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.