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Hydration, Sweat and Cramping with Precision Hydration’s Andy Blow – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 221

Andy Blow of Precision Hydration joins us for a deep dive into hydration, sweating, cramping and more. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode What really causes cramps? How do you accurately test sweat rates? Is it necessary to replace sodium in the mornings? What influence does recent…


FTP Improvement, Sleep Deep Dive, Training Outside & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 207

What it takes to win a World Cup STXC race, a deep dive on how the body cools itself, how cyclists should be using protein and BCAA, and much more in Episode 207 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode New…


How to Beat Light Riders, Rest Day Cravings, Sauna Training & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 202

We’ll be covering how Coach Chad and Nate would beat Coach Jonathan in a climbing road race, how to manage rest day hunger and cravings, more information on sauna training and much more!


Running Out of Matches, VO2 Training for Steady State Athletes and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 151

How to avoid running out of “matches”, should steady state athletes skip VO2 training, a testing protocol for different positions and more in the Episode 151 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s new fitness testing protocol How much difference can you expect in FTP on your TT…


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…


Group Ride Tactics, Cross-Training, Rebounding After a Bad Race & More

Tactics and etiquette to help you own your next group ride, what cyclists should know about cross-training, and how to rebound from a disappointing result. All of this and more in Episode 132 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! We’re hiring software engineers!…


Is Alcohol the Reason You’re Not Getting Faster?

Alcohol is intimately related to cycling and racing in general. Post-ride trail brews, podium champagne and “recovery beers” are all a regular part of our cycling vernacular and culture, but if you’re trying to take your training seriously, should they be? The effects of alcohol on performance can be narrowed down to two things: how…


How Often Should I Take An FTP Test?

The objective of an FTP (Functional Threshold Power) test is to get an accurate indication of your current fitness level. As you progress through your training plan, your fitness will improve. Since your FTP is used to adjust the intensity of your power-based training to your needs, it’s extremely important that you have an accurate measurement…



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