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Team Camp Special: Team Clif Bar Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 146

In this special episode we discussed how to use team camps to make you faster and team tactics for criteriums with Team Clif Bar Cycling.  Topics covered in this episode The difference between team camp and training camp The importance of team bonding for cyclists How fit are pro cyclists? Why power to weight…


Standing Climbing, Sub-8 Leadville, Multiple Peaks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 142

Standing vs. seated climbing, what it takes to go sub-8 at Leadville, peaking more than once & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What it’s like to ride at professional team camps Tactics or power to weight – which matters most? How pro cyclists…


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…


How Training Changes Your Body, Matching Nutrition With Intensity & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 140

What changes happen in your body at different intensities, how to match nutrition with your workouts, a coach’s guide to using TrainerRoad & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad workouts now have thumbnail images in Strava! Why you should consider refining your pedaling…


How Age Affects Performance, Can Time Trialists Sprint & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 138

How age affects performance, can time trialists sprint, why average power is so low in cyclocross & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s Facebook Beta Group What DEXA scans tell you about your body Do I need to replicate the distance of…


How Do I Achieve the Proper Balance of Power, Aerodynamics, and Sustainability?

Answer: It’s a process, and every rider will come to a different balance that suits them. Every step in the process can yield more power, greater aerodynamics, and/or higher levels of sustainability. Who Knew There Was So Much to Time Trialing!? Going fast in a time trial is a marriage, if a polygamous one, of…


How Do I Train After I Finish My Specialty Plan and Have No Upcoming Events?

Answer: Typically two weeks of recovery is recommended, but that timeframe could vary depending on your level of fatigue and motivation. Based on the amount of downtime you take, you can restart a Base or Build plan. Decide How Much Downtime You Need If you’ve just completed a Specialty plan and are focused now on…


Get Faster Now Without Aero Equipment

Faster time trials doesn’t mean you need the most aerodynamic equipment. Getting faster starts with doing the right things with what you already have. Not everyone is ready to invest in the TT bike, the aero helmet, the aero bars, the aero everything … We’re here to tell you that purchasing all the aero gear isn’t…


Why Did My FTP Go Down Between Training Phases?

Answer: Testing days aren’t always your best days. Muscle fatigue, unpreparedness for the discomfort of testing, poor pacing, or low motivation can all lend to a lower FTP result. When you test at a lower FTP, it commonly comes down to one, or a combination, of four things: 1. You weren’t sufficiently recovered following your…


Why Is There a TSS Drop from High-Volume Sweet Spot Base to My Build Plan?

Answer: The High-Volume Sweet Spot Base plan has a very specific training load, in both volume and intensity. This allows for a very high TSS relative to all other training plans. This high training stress score does not translate directly to other plans, including those in the Build Phase. High-Volume Sweet Spot Base is in…



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