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Ask a Cycling Coach Ep 317

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.


PC Alonso Tal / MC @trilla_e

The Complete Recovery Week Guide

At the end of a training block, it’s time to dial it back and take a recovery week. While a week may seem like a long time to focus on recovery, it can be one of the most productive weeks in your training plan when you give it the care and attention it needs.


Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Recovery for Cyclists: Why It’s Important and How to Improve It

Recovery is one of the most impactful parts of a training plan and should be prioritized by all goal-oriented cyclists. You can maximize your recovery with a dedicated recovery process, scheduled rest, and extra attention to your sleep and nutrition.


The impact of sleep deprivation on racing and training

Restless: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Racing and Training

You’ve put in months of hard work training, until nervous energy keeps you wide awake the night before your event. Is your big day ruined? Probably not, but better sleep could still be the key to getting faster.


Winning Moves Adrenaline Sleep Deprivation and More Ask a Cycling Coach 300

Winning Moves, Adrenaline, Sleep Deprivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 300

You need fitness, strategy and luck to make the sort of move that wins a race, so how do you increase your chances of winning? We’ll dig into this, adrenaline’s effect on endurance performance, and into whether or not training yourself to perform in a sleep deprived state is worthwhile for endurance athletes. Tune into Episode 300 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast now!


A TrainerRoad athlete practices good recovery techniques

How Aging Affects Cycling Recovery, And What You Can Do About It

Recovery is key to getting faster, but it seems to take longer as we get older. Luckily, there are many factors beyond age that influence your ability to recover.


Jessica Kuepfer uses TrainerRoad to land on the podium in multiple sports.
Photo courtesy of Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes)

Setting Priorities and Reaching Podiums With Multisport Athlete Jessica Kuepfer

It’s tough enough to succeed at one sport. But Jessica Kuepfer takes things further, achieving podiums in multiple disciplines of cycling and running. Best of all, she continues to have fun along the way, thanks to a healthy perspective and thoughtful prioritization.


The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Cycling Training

Whether you’re experienced or just beginning indoor training, these quick and effective tips will increase your chances of success.


TrainerRoad employees offer advice for becoming a faster cyclist
TrainerRoad CEO Nate Pearson

Advice for Getting Faster From TrainerRoad Employee Cyclists

From professional racers to absolute beginners, TrainerRoad employees include cyclists of all abilities and experience levels. Collectively, we’ve learned a whole lot about using TrainerRoad to get faster, so we asked our employee athletes their favorite lessons they’ve learned along the way.



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