You need fitness, strategy and luck to make the sort of move that wins a race, so how do you increase your chances of winning? We’ll dig into this, adrenaline’s effect on endurance performance, and into whether or not training yourself to perform in a sleep deprived state is worthwhile for endurance athletes. Tune into Episode 300 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast now!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.

Listen to the Science of Getting Faster Podcast now!




Topics covered in this episode

  • Is there benefit to training in a sleep-deprived state? 9:55
  • Adrenaline’s role in endurance performance 35:44
  • Update on TrainerRoad’s polarized training plans 56:02
  • Responding in cycling/motorist conflicts 1:00:14
  • Is there an ideal Q-Factor per body type? 1:10:42
  • Nutrition and tool-carrying pro-tips 1:12:19
  • What the hosts are best at in the training process 1:14:28
  • What sort of rider-type is the best? 1:18:58
  • How does training affect subsequent mental awareness? 1:27:03
  • How to train for race-winning moves 1:42:38
  • Live Q&A 1:58:05

Topics covered in this episode

Successful Athletes Podcast


For more cycling training knowledge, listen to the Ask a Cycling Coach — the only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. New episodes are released weekly.



Why Athletes Around the World Use TrainerRoad to Get Faster

Over 9,000 reviews in the App Store. An average of 4.9 stars. The highest rating of any cycling training app. Over 16 million workouts completed and counting. 100 different training plans and over 2,000 different workouts that are used to automatically build a custom plan for your goals and experience. All because we focus on one thing: helping you get faster.

Want even more proof? Check out over 1,700 stories and FTP improvements for how TrainerRoad has helped athletes get faster and explore everything we have to make you a faster cyclist at TrainerRoad.com.

Check Out TrainerRoad


Share this Post


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.