While preparing for the Silver Rush 50, athlete Kate McLaughlin sustained an injury that would keep her off her mountain bike for months. Eager to keep her Leadville goals on track, Kate found a new approach to training, that resulted in an all-time personal fitness and the fastest women’s time at the 2021 Silver Rush 50. Here’s how Kate trained for her first long-distance mountain bike race and her tips for success at the Silver Rush 50.
Leadville Champion, Air Quality, Strengths vs. Weaknesses, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 322
Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his Leadville and Breck Epic wins and to help us answer your questions on training with bad air quality, finding your strengths and weaknesses and much more. Tune in now and get faster!
Leadville Pro Athlete Interviews – Ask a Cycling Coach 320
We interviewed 10 of the fastest athletes taking on the Leadville 100 to find out how they are uniquely preparing their bodies, equipment and execution strategies to find success at one of the biggest mountain bike races in the world. Tune in to hear from Sarah Sturm, Eddie Anderson, Laura King, Peter Stetina, Katerina Nash, Alex Wild, Hannah Finchamp, Keegan Swenson, Rose Grant and Alex Howes!
Belgian Waffle Ride, Equipment Upgrades, Recovery Tactics and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 317
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his two National Championship wins and his unexpectedly bumpy ride at Belgian Waffle Ride, as well as answering your questions on recovery modalities and joining us for a discussion on equipment upgrades and more.
How to Train for Leadville 100 MTB: Insight from a Sub 9 Finisher
The Leadville 100 is a long, hard day in the saddle. On race day, you should have complete confidence in all the hard work you put in to get there. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about a Leadville 100 training plan.
Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291
Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
How David Curtis Went From The Couch to a Sub-9 Leadville with TrainerRoad
David Curtis went from total beginner to sub-9 finisher at the Leadville Trail 100. As a new cyclist, David experienced a steep learning curve with plenty of challenges along the way. But changes in lifestyle, diet, and structured interval training with TrainerRoad, he added 100w to his FTP and doubled his w/kg.
Sub-Nine Leadville Finish With Sergio Sandoval
Come every August, hundreds of athletes gather in the small town of Leadville, Colorado to test their abilities and challenge their endurance at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. For many athletes, the objective is to conquer the course and get across the finish line, an incredible accomplishment in and of itself. But for a subset of athletes there’s an added challenge – to finish the race in less than nine hours.
Plan Builder: The Leadville 100
The Leadville 100 is a long, hard day in the saddle. On race day you should have complete confidence in your training and all the hard work that you put in before the big day. Trust your training plan and the workouts that got you there by making a custom training plan for Leadville with Plan Builder.
Openers, Pain Tolerance, Descending and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 211
The psychological and physical benefits of openers, what role pain tolerance plays in performance, how to increase confidence and speed in descents, plus your live questions will all be covered in Episode 211 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.