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Dominant Team Tactics, Pre-Workout Snacks, Understanding CTL & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 204

Join us for discussions on dominant team tactics, the best pre-workout snacks, a guide to understanding CTL and more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode What to pay attention to when you pre-ride a course Tire pressure: how low is too low? Why you should start with…


Can I Skip Base Training?

It may seem counterintuitive to revert to base training every year after reaching new heights of performance, but this strategy pays dividends come race season. What is Base Fitness? Base fitness is synonymous with aerobic-base fitness, and this type of fitness is achieved via specific training that spurs particular physiological adaptations. Much like the name…


What are CTL, ATL, TSB & TSS? Why Do They Matter?

We’re all chasing peak fitness. We want it on – not before, not after – the day of our highest priority race. Timing fitness is a top concern for athletes, and can quickly become a struggle without a solid understanding of a few important terms: TSS (Training Stress Score), CTL (Chronic Training Load), ATL (Acute…



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