Join us live for Episode 196 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be doing a deep dive on rest and recovery for athletes, getting into the specifics of motorpacing and why it is a good training tool, and why short Zone 2 workouts are more valuable than you think. Join us this Friday at 8:00am Pacific on Facebook and YouTube.
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Feedback sports bike stand: https://www.feedbacksports.com/product/rakk-black/
Rain Bag by SciCon: https://us.sciconbags.com/products/shop-by/best-sellers/race-rain-bag
Zipp Triathlon Bag: https://www.zipp.com/accessories/detail.php?ID=30035
Zone 2 Forum Post: https://www.trainerroad.com/forumt/are-there-any-benefits-to-short-z2-workouts/11238/66
Amy’s Lentil and Vegetible Soup: https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organic-lentil-vegetable-soup
Are short Zone 2 workouts important or just filler?
This is a response to quite active thread on forum here:
I’m skipping Pettit today as my legs still feel a little tired from yesterday’s workout. This got me thinking about 1 hour zone 2 workouts like Pettit. Are there any benefits to doing these rides? Surely they are too short and too easy? They just seem like extra TSS without any real benefit. “Junk miles” if I was riding outside. What are your thoughts? Is there any science that would suggest otherwise?
It was very briefly discussed in
episode 55, starting at 23:09.
Hiya! Thanks for the podcast. Any chance that you can post your travel list,
@Nate_Pearson ? Would be great for a beginner racer. Cheers!
@Nate_Pearson pretty annoying knocking sound on the podcast. I’m using Podbean.
Similar sound using PocketCasts. Actually drove me here to see if there was a similar comment!
Yep same on apple podcast app
whats the suggested primer workout to do before an assessment?
Same tapping on both google and spotify podcasts. Does not show up in youtube replay though.
How / where did you get your bag personalised
+1 on that ticking noise. Driving me crazy. Any way to re-upload that podcast with a clean audio file?
Clicking present on the Soundcloud version as well
Had the ticking sound now the whole podcast is gone… I take it a new upload is inbound?
Clicking is fixed. Thanks!
That was a
very affirming listen. Thanks!
For Race bags check out the
ILE Race Day bag. It’s a little pricey but I’ve never had a better bag for bike stuff.
@Nate_Pearson is looking pretty diesel these days. Did you get a pump in right before the podcast?
Yeah I guess I could spend $150 on that…or spend $20 on this:
The lens distortion makes Chad and I look bigger than we are. But I have been trying to work on my upper body as it was a limiter for me in mountain biking.
I actually don’t do a list. I find I spend so much time making the list…then every race is a tiny bit different.
I always think toes to head about what I’m bringing, so:
SciCon will put your name on it.