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Rest Week Nutrition, Air Density, Smelling Salts and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 307

Rest Week Nutrition, Air Density, Smelling Salts and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 307

Why are you always hungry during rest weeks and what can you do about it? Does air density affect physiological performance, and can smelling salts make you faster? Tune into Episode 307 of the Ask a Cycling Coach for these topics and much more!


Finding Motivation and Pushing Through Setbacks With Thrude Natholmen

After winning the Individual Time Trial National Championships in 2014 Thrude Natholmen set her eyes on the next big goal. But when this goal didn’t come together it became a struggle to hold onto motivation and stay on the right track. Learn how Thrude found a new perspective and pushed through her setbacks in this episode of the Successful Athlete’s Podcast.


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Gaining 107 Watts and Staying Motivated With Low-Volume Training

Stephen Morina’s job entails many long days of physical labor, but he’s used smart training strategies to raise his FTP and stay motivated. His approach can serve as an example for any athlete with demanding schedule.


Recovery Routines, Early Season PRs, Motivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 286

Recovery Routines, Early Season PRs, Motivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 286

Post-workout recovery routines that make you faster, what to do when you are setting PRs before your goal event, how to find motivation to train and help motivate others and much more in Episode 286 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Lose Like a Winner, Transitions, Pacing & More with Sika Henry – Ask a Cycling Coach 283

Lose Like a Winner, Transitions, Pacing & More with Sika Henry – Ask a Cycling Coach 283

How to stay motivated after a loss, a deep dive on triathlon transitions, pacing climbs and bike splits and much more in this special episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast with Sika Henry!


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From Track to Triathlon: How Sika Henry is Using TrainerRoad to Become a Pro

Sika Henry is an elite level triathlete with outstanding accomplishments in the sport of triathlon and has an important role in the triathlon community. In this week’s Successful Athlete’s Podcast, Sika shares some of her insights into training and racing, her personal progression into triathlon, an inspiring comeback story, and much more.


Five Training Takeaways From the Successful Athletes Podcast

Sometimes maintaining a consistent training schedule is easier said than done. When you’re struggling to keep your training on track, trying some new strategies can help. Here’s what five successful athletes have done to maintain a consistent workout regimen and keep their training consistent from one goal to the next.


Races are cancelled. An athlete looks at their computer as they consider whether to continue their training plan or restart base training.

Planning Training and Finding Motivation For A Year Without Racing

Events are cancelled, and athletes are wondering whether to continue their training plans or restart base. With consistency, this season can have long term benefits either way.


A rider competing in a cycling event.

Preparing For Big Events With Low Volume Training

Training specificity might seem to imply that long events require long training rides, but energy systems are more important than duration or TSS.


Cancelled Races, Motivation, and Long-Term Goals

Cancelled Races, Motivation, and Long Term Goals

It’s a strange time for endurance athletes. With pandemic-related cancellations affecting events around the world, many of us face a question: What now?



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