Detraining happens any time we decrease training stimulus, but how quickly does it happen, how can you retain as much fitness as possible, and how should you adjust your race strategy as a result? Join us for a deep dive into this and many other topics in Episode 309 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Race Tips, Nutrient Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 294
How do artificial sweeteners fuel training, and are they good for athletes, tips for DIY races and match racing strategy, a deep dive on nutrient timing and how it affects training and much more in Episode 294 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291
Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Crank Length, Achieving Mastery, DOMS and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 287
What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Low Cadence, Choking, Equipment Choices and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 285
Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
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.
Enduro, Limiters, Peaking Too Soon and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 218
Tune in live for Episode 218 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we will be discussing our takeaways after racing Enduro World Series, how to find your limiters as a time trialist, how to tell if you’ve reached peak fitness and much more.
Group Ride Tactics, Green Tea, Overreaching and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 213
Group ride tactics to help you move through the field, how green tea affects endurance performance, how to recognize, overcome and avoid overreaching and much more, all covered in Episode 213 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
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!
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…