Hannah Otto, Coach Chad, Ivy, and Jonathan discuss the point of anaerobic training and how strength training affects it, why different people need to warm up differently and guidance for your next warmup, how to use both indoor and outdoor training to get faster and much more. Tune in now to Episode 355 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
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Topics Covered in This Episode
- What happens to our body during a warmup?
- Why do different people need to warm up differently?
- Tips for your next pre-race warm up
- Is it normal to have a preferred turning direction, and should you change that?
- Rapid Fire questions
- What is the point of anaerobic exercise?
- How does strength training affect anaerobic efforts?
- Pro tips on outside workouts
- How to balance outdoor riding with your TrainerRoad training plan
- How to balance indoor and outdoor training to get faster
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Hopefully, I can be on livestream chat to pose them but if not, I’ve got a couple of warm up related questions that I hope somebody sees:
Does age play a factor in the length of time it takes to warm up? As I’m almost 50 (how did this happen ), it seems it takes me longer to warm up than it did 10 years ago & even then, it took me longer than most.
Is there a way I can get myself warmed up any quicker? MTB races go full gas from the gun & even with what I feel is a decent warm up, I’m really not up to speed until about 20 minutes into a race. I’d like to improve on that if possible!
Thanks & 5 stars!
Halleluja! Chapters! Thanks so so much.
I’m a youngster at only 45. Having done over 40 XCO races I can tell you that almost no one is ready for the start. How can you be ready to go all out for 5-10 minutes after standing around at the start for 10-20 minutes. Unfortunately that just the nature of XC and your warmup is likely more mental than anything. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt ready for a start including the races I’ve won.
You’re not alone, maybe others are just better at faking it. The reason you feel better at 20 mins is because by then the pace has settled and you’re no longer going full gas.