Sweet spot training is one of the most effective and efficient ways to train. However, there are times when you can take a break from the intensity and reap the benefits of a long endurance ride. You can address your aerobic base, experiment with nutrition, and prepare for your event by substituting an endurance ride in place of a sweet spot workout.
Music During Training, Eating in a Fast Race, Carb Loading and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 244
How music during training can improve performance, strategies to eat and drink during a fast MTB race, effective and efficient carb loading and more is all covered in Episode 244 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Plan Builder: I Have Too Much Time
Having more time until a goal event presents an excellent opportunity to take your fitness to the next level. But how can you structure that extra time for maximum benefit? Using Plan Builder takes out the guesswork and customizes your training plan, so you get the most from the surplus time.
Fast Start Races, Recovery from Training Late, Cell Signaling and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 236
How to train for races with fast starts, optimizing recovery when training late, the benefits of cell signaling from weight lifting and more will be discussed in Episode 236 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Optimal Body Composition, Breakaway Teamwork, Heartburn and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 231
Reaching optimal body composition, how to make a breakaway successful, dealing with heartburn while training and much more will be discussed live on Episode 231 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Single Events vs. Seasons, Commuting, Explosive Power & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 184
Training for a single event is straightforward, but what about a whole season of racing? Join us live for a discussion on this, fitting commuting into a training plan, how to build explosive power and more in Episode 184 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.…
How to Plan a Year of Training and Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 172
Planning an entire year of training and racing can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Episode 172 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast will go over every detail you need to know before planning your next season. Topics covered in this episode How a podcast listener won a 250mi MTB race…
Race Analysis: Carson City Off-Road with Keegan Swenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 162
50 miles in three and a half hours may not sound impressive to your average road racer, but digging into the details of Keegan Swenson’s 2nd place ride at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road, it’s clear this is a world-class performance. The Carson City Off-Road has 15-, 35- and 50-mile variants for amateurs,…
Time Trial Training: Practice Workouts Designed to Make Cyclists Faster
The 40k TT Specialty training plans include dedicated weekly Time Trial workouts to provide riders with opportunities to ride at their time trial pace, in their time trial position, at roughly time trial durations. These TT-focused workouts are specifically designed to help you achieve your fastest outcome on race day. Examples of Time Trial Workouts in…
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…