Are wider tires really better, what intensity is best for fat burning and can you brick strength training and cycling workouts? Get the answers in Episode 131 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!



Topics covered in this episode

  • TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships!
  • We’re hiring software engineers! Apply here.
  • Why you should sync Strava and Garmin Connect to TrainerRoad
  • Training entertainment suggestions
  • How to manage motivation when life won’t let you train
  • Which Build Phase training plan is best for time trialists
  • Why you shouldn’t copy other’s training
  • Are wider tires better?
  • What size tire should you be running on your rims?
  • How to make your current wheelset more aero
  • How to avoid weight gain when you can’t train
  • Why do triathletes always keep their shoes clipped in?
  • Are road shoes faster than MTB shoes?
  • Should you pick road shoes or triathlon shoes?
  • Do low intensity workouts really burn more fat?
  • How to train for Leadville and Epic Rides
  • Is it bad to do strength training right after a cycling workout?

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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.