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!

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How to understand aero savings
  • Which bike is best? aero vs. climbing
  • What is the best type of bike racing for beginners?
  • What to do when you miss a workout
  • Why century training is easier than you think
  • Does running build cycling fitness?
  • How to find local races
  • Is there a benefit to racing while completely fatigued?
  • How does weight affect VO2 Max?
  • Does the order of your intervals matter?
  • The best training plan for Leadville
  • A big announcement from Coach Jonathan
  • How to incorporate a training camp into your training plan
  • What we’ve learned from training camps

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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.