Hot weather’s adverse physical impact on endurance performance can elevate the difficulty of any workout, race, or ride. Fortunately, you can improve your execution in the heat through heat acclimatization and mitigate its adverse effects with additional preparation.
Peak Fitness, All-Out Efforts, Elevation Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 311
How to reach and maintain peak fitness for as long as possible, how many all-out efforts does a rider have each year, how to use elevation training and heat training to get faster and much more in Episode 311 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Science of Getting Faster: Heat Training and Endurance Performance
Heat adversely affects the body’s ability to do work, but strategic utilization of heat in a training regimen can facilitate performance increases. Dr. Chris Minson, one of the leading experts and researchers on this topic, explains how heat training can improve your performance and offers tips on how to prepare for events in hot conditions.
Kona Special Interview – Nate Zarlengo – Ask a Cycling Coach 228
Nate Zarlengo is coming into Kona already having overcome a big obstacle. After so many hard hours training and preparing, hitting a car on his bike days before the race is the last thing he expected. Regardless, he is not going to let it slow him down. Tune in to hear Nate’s experience and his feelings going into IRONMAN World Championships.
Kona Special Interview – Norman Banick – Ask a Cycling Coach 226
Norman Banick is a Kona veteran and a previous Ironman winner. This year he is using his experience with consistent training, nutrition, and equipment to be faster than ever. Tune in to learn from Norman’s experience as he prepares for IRONMAN World Championships.
Heat Training Risks, Cramping, Losing Fitness and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 217
Join us live for Episode 217 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll cover how heat training is proven to make you faster, but it can come at the cost of valuable training adaptations, why cramping actually happens and why it is so hard to avoid, how quickly you lose different types of fitness.
Strength Training, Heart Rate and Testing, Elevation & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 208
Team Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris joins us again as we go over Coach Chad’s strength training plan, how to gain weight and get faster, what your heart rate data means during a ramp test, and much more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode How to increase…
How to Beat Light Riders, Rest Day Cravings, Sauna Training & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 202
We’ll be covering how Coach Chad and Nate would beat Coach Jonathan in a climbing road race, how to manage rest day hunger and cravings, more information on sauna training and much more!
Athlete Interviews: Sonya Looney – MTB World Champion
Sonya Looney is a 24-Hour Solo World Champion, multi-time National Champion and legend in the ultra-endurance and stage racing MTB scene. She joined us at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo to share what she does to train, prepare and execute at a world-class level.
Fitness Plateaus, VO2 Max Intervals, Solo Race Tactics & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 166
Join us for a discussion on how to break through fitness plateaus, how people do VO2 Max intervals wrong, and a tactics discussion on how to win a bike race without a team. Episode 166 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is coming right up! Topics covered in this episode Race analysis of…