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Mental Toughness, Crazy Sprints, Recovery Weeks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 282

Mental Toughness, Crazy Sprints, Recovery Weeks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 282

How to be a tough athlete, pro tips for the final kilometer of a race and why you lose most sprints, why you feel slower after a recovery week and much more with new guest host Ivy Audrain!


MTB World Champion Kate Courtney – Ask a Cycling Coach 272

MTB World Champion Kate Courtney joins the podcast to give you the insights to what it takes to be a World Champion including how she builds resilience through mental training, why she uses strength training to get faster, her recovery, nutrition and more in Episode 272 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


How to Sustainably Push Mental Limits

How to Sustainably Push Mental Limits

When you reach your limits during a workout, pushing through the mental discomfort can be as challenging as pushing through the physical discomfort. But just as your fitness can improve with training, so can your mental stamina. You can sustainably challenge and expand your limits with a growth mindset and incremental steps forward. For more…


Sprint Power, Mental Limits, Comfort and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 262

Training tips to increase your peak sprint power, how to sustainably push your physical and mental limits, techniques to improve your comfort on the bike and more in Episode 262 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


How to Use Music to Get Faster

How to Use Music to Get Faster

Every athlete has lived on the edge of failure during a tough workout. Sometimes you just need a little extra motivation to reach the end. The good news is you can increase your chance of success by pressing play. Pick the right music and nail your workout.


Aero TT Equipment, Mental Limits, Taper vs. Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 143

Time Trial equipment that makes you faster, mental vs. physical limits, taper vs recovery weeks & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode The best equipment to use for a 40k TT How to find the best TT bike for you Which aero bars are…


Attacking Like a Pro, Easy Sweetspot Work, Supplements & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 141

What most people don’t understand about attacks, how to make Sweetspot work easier, supplements for cyclists & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode • The best way to ease into long intervals • How early should you start pre-race nutrition? • Are attacks more…


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Live Recording of the TrainerRoad Podcast with Special Guest Matt Fitzgerald

Join us November 4th in San Francisco, CA for a live podcast recording with special guest Matt Fitzgerald! RSVP Now The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is going live with a deep dive into the psychological side of training and racing. Our special guest Matt Fitzgerald is a sports science researcher, renown author of How Bad…


How to Recognize Burnout and What to Do About It

Burnout is a common problem with serious cyclists, but recognizing burnout and differentiating it from common fatigue is necessary if your goal is to get faster. Here’s our guide to burnout — how to recognize it and what to do about it. What Is Burnout? Training hard makes you faster, but only when it’s structured appropriately. Every time…



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