We know we burn energy in training, but what about when we recover? What processes happen in your body and how much energy does it take? In this episode we’ll cover this and go into the do’s and don’ts of training camps with two pros from the Orange Seal Off-Road Team, Hannah Finchamp and Alex Wild! Energy Cost of Recovery, Training Camps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 324
Heart Rate Deep Dive, Tulsa Tough, FTP and VO2Max and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 313
Coach Chad is back! This week we dig into how VO2max affects FTP, why heart rate may be lower or higher for different people at different times, and discussions about positioning in aggressive groups, heat, crashing and more inspired by Tulsa Tough.
Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 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!
VO2 Max vs 1 Minute Power, Training Zones, Lightheadedness and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 267
The difference between your VO2 Max power and Max 1 minute power, how to get the most benefit from your training zones, why training can make you lightheaded and more in Episode 267 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Weight and VO2 Max, Why Interval Order Matters, Training Camps and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 189
Join us for Episode 189 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll cover how weight gain affects VO2 Max, why the order of the intervals in your workout matters, a comprehensive guide to training camps, and much more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode How…
Peaking, Improving VO2 Max, Supplements vs. Whole Food – Ask a Cycling Coach 168
Peak fitness is the end goal, but what actually happens to your body when you peak? We covered this, the different ways you can improve VO2 Max supplements vs. whole foods and much more in episode 168 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Nate’s Leadville Preparation The best…
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…
Is Your Pre-Race Warmup Helping You Win or Lose?
For many cyclists, their warmup routines before a race look a lot like riding around at a moderate pace for 10-20 minutes, depending on how long their event is. This is changing. In place of loose, unspecific pre-race workouts are structured workouts that riders are opting to do on the trainer — you may have…
When Is It Okay to Bail Out of a Workout?
Every interval of our training plans is intentionally placed and structured to make you faster. So what should you do if you can’t complete an interval? Here’s our simple guide to teach you how to know when it’s okay to bail out of an interval workout, plus tips for bailing out smartly. Interval workouts are meant…