We’re answering more of your coaching questions on Episode 191 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Join us live as we discuss testosterone’s effect on performance, mid-race mechanical strategies, Dirty Kanza training, rapid fire questions for Coach Chad and much more!
@Ian hey pass this on to the coaches. Regarding the helicopter pilot rest piece: I have a variable schedule flying red eye flight every week but, then have to turn around and be ready for a early am flight segment. On top of that I choose to bid reserve (on call) so I never know when/if I will fly.
My schedule is different day to day, week to week and month to month…I’ve found sort of analogous to"time at VO2" vs. power, time sleeping in a 24 hour period is the important aspect to combat the problems with our schedules and to keep training. I no longer worry or can sleep 8 hours in a row. But, I can get 8 hours in a 24 maybe in two or three sleep cycles. Only after I attain 8 hours (or whatever works for the individual) do I think about riding.
Also @Ian or if the helicopter pilot is reading… since I’ve started using a smart watch tracking HR and sleep I think just for the fact I’m tracking it and aware I’m sleeping more. So track your sleep.
Just wanted to thank Coach Chad for his input on VO2 Max… thought it was absolutely brilliant summary of how it all works, and gave me a much better understanding how the VO2 max sessions work, particularly around the duration of intervals and repeatability. The point about the effects of over pushing yourself in a workout and its impact on subsequent workouts rang true with me.
It was a good reminder of how talented coach Chad is… it would be great to hear more insights like this from him on the podcasts.
I am curious about how fast it is to get at the tools using the system. I watched their installation video a while back on a whim. I also wonder if it is compatible with a carbon steerer since it was not carbon in said video.
Lezyne makes very light multi tools, some with tire levers and co2 chuck.
@Nate_Pearson you guys jinxed me! I was listening to your podcast (via bluetooth beanie) on my ride this morning and you started talking about tubeless plugs and about 10 minutes later I noticed my tubeless rear tyre was getting flatter. I stopped to pump it up but it went down again. Ended up putting a tube in it to get home! Don’t you know it’s bad luck to say the p word?!?