Is it possible to time your strength training in such a way that it doesn’t affect your cycling training? Coach Chad dives deep into interference-effect and if it is worthy of concern, as well as a guide to training plans for KOMs of different durations, how training fatigue and freshness can mask adaptations and much more in Episode 341 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.



Topics covered in this episode

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:56 How to stop failing workouts
  • 10:07 XTERRA World Championships
  • 15:50 Deep dive on timing strength training and cycling
  • 56:54 Rapid Fire questions
  • 1:13:55 TrainerRoad’s Polarized Training Plans
  • 1:18:03 Guide to KOMs of different durations
  • 1:25:25 Can you treat knee injuries while training?
  • 1:36:42 How fatigue and freshness can mask adaptations


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.