The benefits of being a larger rider, when to add extra recovery, staying competitive after an upgrade to cat 2 and more will be discussed in Episode 235 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • The do’s and don’ts of fast group rides
  • Is enduro riding quality training for an XC mountain biker?
  • How to pace intervals to get the most from your workouts
  • Why being a larger rider can actually be a benefit
  • How to know when you need extra recovery time
  • Tips to stay competitive after your cat 2 upgrade
  • How to train for races with fast starts
  • The coaches’ holiday wishlists

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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.