We’re answering more of your coaching questions on Episode 191 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Join us live as we discuss testosterone’s effect on performance, mid-race mechanical strategies, Dirty Kanza training, rapid fire questions for Coach Chad and much more!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.



Topics covered in this episode

  • Rapid fire questions for Coach Chad
  • How Coach Chad comes up with the workout text in TrainerRoad
  • Coach Chad’s process for creating workouts
  • Our bike choices for 24 HOP
  • Coach Chad’s favorite books
  • Tips for common mid-race mechanicals
  • How to train for Dirty Kanza
  • Adjusting your training plan for night-shifts
  • What happens to your body during a rest week
  • Testosterone’s effect on performance
  • What to do if you are racing a doper

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.