What to do if your events are canceled, tips to nail your outside workouts, the effect of hormonal birth control on training and performance plus more in Episode 251 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What to do if your events are canceled
  • Techniques to continue training your swim if your local pool is closed
  • Tips to use Outside Workouts and get faster
  • Why workouts are usually structured for one energy system at a time
  • The effect of training on your blood plasma levels
  • How to hold steady power over rolling terrain
  • Choosing to race the “novice” category before cat 4
  • How hormonal birth control can effect your training and performance
  • Finding the best places to train outside

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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.