“I’m too old to improve” was Lydia’s Gould’s thought before signing up for TrainerRoad in March 2020. Since then she has raised her FTP by 30 watts, turned VO2 work from a weakness to a strength, won races, and found motivation to get faster and reach bigger goals.
Tune in to Episode 25 Monday, November 9 at 8:00am Pacific for insight into how she has had success at short and intense races like CX and ultra-endurance events, how she has successfully managed a lifelong battle with an eating disorder and how she approaches her training.
Lydia's Episode Premiere:
Topics Covered in This Episode
Lydia’s athletic background as a runner
How Lydia’s childhood struggles made her a strong endurance athlete
What made Lydia switch from running to cycling
How Lydia became a better cyclist
How Lydia recognized and managed her eating disorder
What improvements Lydia saw when she started using TrainerRoad
Yes, I remember that day. Nothing beats local knowledge! I spent 6 months training for that race, and it was frustrating, but it was still an enjoyable ride although I didn’t finish, as I’d spent so long lost, I missed the cut off time at the last checkpoint
No way I could have covered that terrain without living over here, I know exactly where you went wrong, you weren’t alone and won’t be the last. Hopefully will be back on again next year, if our border opens!
Whilst I always watch/listen to every ask cycling coach podcast I’ve found these successful athlete podcasts a bit more hit and miss. Many I don’t bother with or just listen to the first 5 mins then don’t bother…BUT this one was superb. Lydia was an absolute inspiration and such an amazing attitude. Loved every minute of hearing her story.