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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- (0:20) I’m not unfit in the winter, the air is just heavier.
- (04:34) Negative racing is just as sound of a strategy as attacking all the time.
- (11:43) Long indoor Z2 is like therapy.
- (17:46) Is the move by Ironman to ‘split the IMWC’ a money grab, or is it a legitimate good move for the athletes?
- (29:00) Technical trails should not be ‘made safe’ even if they are dangerous.
- (34:06) After watching Call of a Lifetime, gravel racers need to care less about tradition and maintaining a pleasant emotional balance and more about winning.
- (40:32) The whole “scrape mud” thing with your pedal stroke is unnecessary. Pedal how you pedal.
- (42:28) Your bike fit shouldn’t look like the pros.
- (48:53) It’s ok for your saddle to not be aligned center if it’s for an imbalance.
- (51:13) Gravel is not more inclusive because of the barriers to entry.
- (57:56) Elevation training on the weekends improves aerobic capacity.
- (1:00:26) Why do I get DOMS from endurance workouts, but not threshold and VO2?
- (1:02:23) 100 push ups a day is sufficient strength training for cyclists.
- (1:03:39) Fueling with carbs for an early morning 1hr workout is overrated.
- (1:10:14) Synthetic foods are better than natural foods for riding/racing (ie gels)
- (1:14:55) America will be THE dominant cycling nation in 10 years.
- (1:18:20) Athletes with executive function difficulties (adhd) need more sugar and caffeine during workouts because the dopamine hit helps them stay engaged during workouts.
- (1:24:21) Aero road frames make no difference in real world group riding
- (1:24:35) We are paying too much for chamois cream.
- (1:27:25) Naps should get more hype than ice baths for recovery.
- (1:33:41) Bikes are too heavy now
- (1:39:39) Training your 10min power is more important than training your sprint for crit racing.
- (1:46:09) Hard training weakens my immune system. (more of a theory really)
- (1:52:18) Cyclocross is the most exciting version of cycling at the moment, change my mind.
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