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Caffeine and Nutrition, Training with the Menstrual Cycle, Closing Gaps and More with Special Guest Amber Pierce – Ask a Cycling Coach 220

Special guest and Cannondale Pro Amber Pierce joins the team for a discussion on how caffeine affects mid-ride nutrition, closing gaps in a race, balancing performance with the menstrual cycle and much more.


Sprinting, FTP Increase, Leadville Equipment and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 210

Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris will join us for a deep dive into the mechanics of a sprint, how much FTP increase you can expect in a year, equipment tips for the Leadville 100, how to regain motivation and more! Join us live for Episode 210 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Wednesday, July 2 at 8:00am Pacific.


Pacelines, Normalized Power, Cravings and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 199

Pacelines, normalized vs. average power, balancing cravings with race weight, allergies and more. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode Flying vs. driving to races How your warmup affects your race How to manage expectations as a Type A bike racer Why big racers can be successful in…


Sprint Faster – Tips from a Pro

With a peak power PR over 2,200 watts and years of experience at the toughest criteriums in the USA, Team Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris knows how to sprint. While you may not have a 2,000-watt sprint, Pete’s simple technique tips from Episode 185 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast will help any cyclist…


KOM Hunting with Pros, CX Pacing, Power and Heart Rate Zones and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 186

Jonathan goes KOM hunting with one of the best mountain bikers in the USA, why your pacing plan for CX is wrong, why your power and heart rate zones don’t match and much more in Episode 186 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics…


Dropping Weight, Stretching Peaks, Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 183

Dropping weight while raising power, making peak fitness last for multiple races and recovering properly are all very difficult ideals for a cyclist to achieve. Episode 183 will explore how to discover and push your limits for each of these ideals. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this…


Race Analysis: Dirty Kanza 2018 with Geoff Kabush

What sort of effort does it take to get third place on the fastest day in Dirty Kanza’s history? Let’s do some race and power file analysis of Geoff Kabush’s race with TrainerRoad’s new Performance Analytics features. Dirty Kanza is one of the most popular gravel races in the world, and although there are multiple…


Component Choices That Make You Faster with ENVE Composites – Ask a Cycling Coach 152

Component upgrades should take more than weight and price into consideration. Every part of your bike should contribute to making you faster, whether through aerodynamics, comfort or mechanical efficiency. We dug into every important component choice you can make to get faster in the latest podcast with ENVE Composites.  Topics covered in this episode…


Team Camp Special: Team Marc Pro Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 148

In the second part of our mini-series on training camps we spoke with Team Marc Pro Cycling on how they use team camps to get faster, and dug into team roles and stage racing tactics and strategy.  Topics covered in this episode The difference between crit and road race focused teams How to bond…


Live Q&A with the Pros: Team Clif Bar Cycling’s Pete Morris – Ask a Cycling Coach 147

A special live Q&A episode with Team Clif Bar Cycling’s Pete Morris covering everything from crit tactics to nutrition.  Topics covered in this episode How to train with specificity for time trials Pete’s favorite Clif Bar How to know when to brake coming into turns How to “roll” turns without braking How to time…



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