Whether it’s elevation, heat, technicality or just an abnormally strong field, going the extra mile to make sure you are ready for your goal event can make a big difference. Tune is as we discuss this, as Amber shared what she is learning about pregnancy and cycling, and as Pete shares tips on mid-ride nutrition in Episode 310 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Racing: New Season Checklist
An upcoming season of racing means it’s time to run through your pre-season checklist. Here are five things you can do before the first race of the year to round out your preparation and increase your confidence on race day.
Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How To Prevent It
Few experiences in cycling are more dreaded than getting dropped. As your legs reach their limit and the wheel in front of you begins to slip away, a sense of panic gives way to a sinking feeling of helplessness, and ultimately frustration. What can you do to prevent getting dropped?
Tips for Becoming a Faster Cyclocross Racer with Laura Alagna
If you want to race cyclocross or are looking to take it more seriously, Successful Athlete, Laura Alagna, is here to share her tips for getting started with cyclocross and getting a cat two upgrade.
Crank Length, Achieving Mastery, DOMS and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 287
What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Levi’s Gran Fondo 2021: 10 Best Tips to Prepare
We rode one of the most popular Gran Fondos in America, Levi’s Gran Fondo, to learn firsthand what riders need to do to best prepare for the race. Here are 10 tips for Levi’s Gran Fondo.
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!
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo: Race Guide, Strategy, and Tips for Success
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is a wildly popular race that happens every year outside Tuscon, Arizona. 24-hour mountain bike racing is quite challenging because of fitness, nutrition, and equipment demands. This guide to 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo will help you prepare for the course, select your strategy, and provide tips for your race.
Pro Downhill Racing and Grow Cycling Foundation with Eliot Jackson – Ask a Cycling Coach Episode 279
Giant Factory Racing’s Eliot Jackson joins us to break down what makes pro Downhill racers unique and how average cyclists can learn from them, as well as a discussion on his Grow Cycling Foundation and how we can support them to make cycling more inclusive.
Cyclist Body Types, Descending, Training for Repeatability and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 277
How your body type and muscle fiber composition relates to your cycling training, improving your power and speed on descents, how to train for repeatability in races and more in Episode 277 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.