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The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.

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The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.

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Love it every week!

By Jackpetersen - Apr 25 2020
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Just a good listen every week. Can’t recommend this podcast or TR enough.

Great source of info

By Jihn-Juan - Jan 10 2020
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Love this podcast and how it answers real world training questions with data-backed advice.

iTunes Ratings

2564 Ratings
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2498
28
21
8
9

Love it every week!

By Jackpetersen - Apr 25 2020
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Just a good listen every week. Can’t recommend this podcast or TR enough.

Great source of info

By Jihn-Juan - Jan 10 2020
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Love this podcast and how it answers real world training questions with data-backed advice.
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Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast

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The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.

Rank #1: Ask a Cycling Coach: 055 - TrainerRoad Podcast

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• How to train on vacation • How to follow a training plan while traveling • How to train with power on a gym spin bike • Interbike 2016 plans • How to recover from a scary crash • How to feel comfortable after a crash • The best triathlons in the USA • How to train for Leadville • Is it necessary to replicate your goal event's distance beforehand? • How to prepare for an epic race • How to use Zone 2 training • How long do you have to be in Zone 2 to reap the benefits? • How long do you have to be in the Sweetspot zone to reap the benefits? • How to customize your workouts and training plans to your needs • How to train for a criterium • Are off and on workouts good for criterium racing? • How to tailor your training for your goal event • How to train for really steep climbs • How to train for The Dirty Dozen • Bike setup for steep climbs • Can weight training make you a better climber? • How to train for a century

Sep 16 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Ask a Cycling Coach: 063 - TrainerRoad Podcast – Special Guest: FLO Cycling

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• The aerodynamic research and testing process explained • What depth wheels should you use? • How to know what tire width to use • Does tire width vary from rider to rider and bike to bike? • What tire pressure is best? • Which tire is the most aerodynamically efficient? • Which tire has the least amount of rolling resistance? • How does a cross wind affect a bike? • How to set up your bike for cross winds? • What to look for in a set of wheels • What to look for in an aero bike

Oct 18 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: Ask a Cycling Coach: 059 - TrainerRoad Podcast – Special Guest: Ryan Leech

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Professional trials rider & renown coach Ryan Leech • Bike handling tips for new riders • How to bounce back after a crash • How to build skills effectively • How to bunny hop • How to wheelie • How to manual • How to take switchbacks • Which mountain bike should you get • Should you train on your mountain bike or your road bike? • What accessories make you a better rider

Oct 04 2016

1hr

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Rank #4: Ask a Cycling Coach: 003 – TrainerRoad Podcast

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• How to incorporate weekend rides into a training plan • How to adjust your training if you're feeling tired • Which training plans to follow for multiple peaks • Why your threshold heart rate is different when running and cycling • Fast and slow twitch muscle fibers and long term changes • How to train for an Olympic distance Triathlon • How to adjust your training during recovery from an injury • How to become a better climber • Self-coaching vs. hired coaching • Back-to-back build plans • How to train for Race Across America (RAAM) • What to do in between training blocks • How to know how much time you should take off in the off season • How to use cyclocross as cross training • How to train for a Sportive or Gran Fondo • How to lose weight and manage Caloric deficits with cycling • How to pick a training plan and how power-to-weight ratios affect this • How to manage overuse knee injuries for cyclists

Sep 21 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Ask a Cycling Coach: 042 - TrainerRoad Podcast

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• The Epic Rides Carson City Off Road • Mountain Biking in Tahoe • TrainerRoad Android leak on Snapchat • What equipment makes you faster? • Tips to make yourself more efficient on the bike • How to keep up with a group ride • Group ride tactics • How to recover from an injury • How to train while injured or recovering • How to train after a goal event • How to transition to the off season • How to make sure you don't lose fitness in the off season • What is Heart Rate Max (HR Max)? • Is an increase in HR Max good or bad? • How to plan a training block • How to get faster in less time • How to use TrainerRoad for Android users • Is failing to complete a workout bad? • How to adjust a workout for completion • Is standing up bad while on the trainer? • How to know if a workout was too hard or if you were too tired • TrainerRoad cycling kit • What are the differences between mountain bike wheel sizes? • Is 29 better than 27.5? • How to pick the right mountain bike • What are the benefits of a low heart rate? • What does a low resting heart rate (RHR) mean?

Jun 17 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: Ask a Cycling Coach: 038 - TrainerRoad Podcast

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• What is a power-to-weight ratio in cycling? • Are heavy cyclists slow? • Is weight important in criterium and road racing? • How to win a race even if you’re heavy • How to balance fatigue and training load • How to taper for an event • How to structure your training plan • What is supercompensation? • Are electronic groupsets better than mechanical? • Is cadence more important than power? • Which cadence is ideal in cycling? • Training for weaknesses or strengths • How to train without a specific event in mind • Training for casual cyclists • How to have smoother power output • Why is my power output so inconsistent? • How to use TrainerRoad outdoors • How to perform intervals outside • How to come back to training after an injury • How to train for year-round racing • How to increase your 1 minute power • How to become a better sprinter • How to increase power with interval training

May 24 2016

1hr

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Rank #7: Ask a Cycling Coach: 064 - TrainerRoad Podcast

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• Kona recap • IRONMAN World Champs • How Andy Potts crashed • What it's like to catch a bike • Spotify playlists for Coach Chad and Coach Jonathan • How to return to racing after pregnancy • Bike handling drills • Activities and habits that make you a better rider • How to practice barriers for cyclocross • What to do when riding through sand • How to improve your corner speed • How burping affects your heart rate • How to avoid a late season fade • Is it normal to see your left / right balance fluctuate? • Should you go back to base training in the off season? • What is ketosis? • Is a ketogenic diet good for cycling?

Oct 19 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #8: Ask a Cycling Coach: 007 – TrainerRoad Podcast

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• How to plan your nutrition for training • How to become a faster climber • How to add volume when training for cyclocross • What to eat before training in the morning • How to become a faster cyclist in less time • How your base training plan will make you faster • How to recover after an Olympic Distance Triathlon • How to adjust your training after vacation • How to extend your base training • What is ultra endurance racing • How does FTP relate to VO2 Max • How to train for a full Ironman • Can I skip base training • How to train for Leadville • How to use TrainerRoad outdoors • How to train for a Gran Fondo • How to train for road racing • How to train while recovering from a knee injury • How to taper for a 40k time trial • How to build core strength for cycling • How to start training for a beginner cyclist • How to use TrainerRoad's training plans • How to increase FTP with lower-intensity intervals • How to train for a Sprint Triathlon • How to train for a sportive • How to incorporate running into triathlon training • How to incorporate cross country skiing into cycling training • How to use weight lifting for cyclists • How to pace a time trial • How to raise your average speed as a cyclist • Traditional base training vs. sweet spot • How to use indoor training for elite cyclists • How to train for The Dirty Kanza • How does bike fit affect power output • Is on-the-bike and recovery nutrition necessary for low volume training • How to work group rides into base training • How to train for track racing

Oct 20 2015

1hr 23mins

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Rank #9: Ask a Cycling Coach: 102 – How to get faster watching The Tour, why fit people burn more calories

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• Why do you want to eat more during rest days or weeks? • Should recovery rides feel hard? • Why are you not good at long climbs? • Bike setup, pacing and technique to make you a faster climber • What is the best way to increase short power? • Is peak power what matters most in a sprint? • Omniums vs. stage races • Omnium strategy • How to fuel during a stage race • Does needing to get out of the saddle mean your workout is too hard? • When is it okay to sprint in the saddle? • How to learn as much as you can while watching the Tour de France. • Is riding zone 2 while watching the tour a waste of time? • Should your workouts be as hard as your races? • Why do you burn more calories when you get fitter?

Jul 10 2017

56mins

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Rank #10: Ask a Cycling Coach: 99– Shortcuts to fitness, sleep hacks and how elevation really affects you

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• Will taking 3 days off in a row hurt your fitness? • Can you fit two weeks worth of training into one? • Why you can't complete long intervals • Sleep hacks • How much does elevation really affect you? • Can you take a week off between training phases? • Does your training improve with a more expensive trainer? • How to treat saddle soreness • What is the difference between saddle sores and saddle soreness

Jun 15 2017

58mins

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Rank #11: Ask a Cycling Coach: 039 - TrainerRoad Podcast

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• Is it okay to use on old bike on the trainer? • What to know if you are using two different power meters • Are smart trainers better than power meters? • What is supercompensation • How to use supercompensation in your training • What is the best smart trainer? • Are smart trainers worth it? • How to train for long, steady climbs • How TrainerRoad workouts are named • How to avoid flat tires on the trainer • Are trainer tires better than normal tires? • How to set up your tire for the trainer • Can you expect big improvements when starting structured training? • How much improvement is normal? • How to recover from a workout • Do TENS Units work? • Does gearing or bike setup affect FTP? • Are short recovery rides beneficial? • Diabetes and cycling

May 27 2016

51mins

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Rank #12: Ask a Cycling Coach: 103 – How to Get Faster with Heat Training

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Take a deep dive into heat training to learn how it can make you a faster cyclist in hot and cool conditions. - How much does heat affect cycling performance? - What temperature is ideal for heat training? - How to control the temperature of your training environment - Is it better to heat train in humid or dry environments? - How sweating cools your body and how to increase your sweat rate - Should you train at a lower intensity in the heat? - How heat training improves performance - Can heat training improve VO2max? - How to make your sweat more efficient - Hormonal benefits of heat training - Does a post-ride sauna session have the same effect as heat training? -How long do the effects of heat adaptation training last?

Jul 16 2017

59mins

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Rank #13: Ask a Cycling Coach: 93 – TrainerRoad Podcast

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• Coach Chad's fasted training • Why just riding inside or just riding outside is not the best approach • Nate's high calorie experiment • Counting calories for cyclists • Why replicating your event's distance is not necessary, but can be beneficial • Nutrition's role on long rides • How to pace a road race that starts with a long climb • How to stay strong during a hard workout • How to psychologically prepare yourself for a hard workout • Does coffee dehydrate you? • Should you skip base if you have already been riding a lot?

May 05 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: Ask a Cycling Coach: 009 – TrainerRoad Podcast

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• How to become a faster climber • Why you should get rid of needless tension in your body when training • How to ride faster in the flats • How to choose between oval and standard chainrings • How to plan your meals around training • How to train for cycling at an old age • How to manage training stress • Why you should always train with a power meter • Why mid-season slumps happen and how to manage them • How to train for a long event with short training • How to control your electronic trainer with your power meter • Why does my power meter read differently than my electronic trainer • How to combine running with an indoor cycling plan • How your heart rate zones relate to your power zones • How to manage cramping for cyclists • Can I race during base training • How to use the Kinetic inRide 2.0 with TrainerRoad

Nov 04 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: Ask a Cycling Coach: 105 – Singletrack 6 - Race preview, stage race prep & more

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• Upcoming daily podcasts! • How training for a technical MTB race is different • How to overcome fear on a mountain bike • Different ways to taper for a race • The best way to fly with your bicycle • How to plan transportation for your stage races • How to recon a foreign route from afar • What tires should you pick for Singletrack 6 or a technical MTB race • How to know if you should carry a hydration pack or not • What are tire plug kits? • Conditions you should monitor for a stage race • How to plan meals & nutrition for a stage race • How to pace a 6-day stage race

Jul 27 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #16: Ask a Cycling Coach: 061 - TrainerRoad Podcast – Special Guest: Matt Lieto

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Professional Triathlete and IRONMAN commentator Matt Lieto. • How to go from average joe to pro triathlete • What type of power it takes to win an IRONMAN • How to pace a triathlon • Do triathletes use elevation training? • How to train for hot weather • How to acclimatize yourself to Kona • How to control your appetite • How to lose weight quickly • How to keep weight off • Tips to overcome food temptations • How to know if you've tapered correctly • What the pros do to taper • High intensity training for ultra-endurance athletes • Managing distractions at a big race • How to stay focused building up to race day • What type of accommodations are best when traveling to a race • Is carb loading best? • How to manage gluten intolerance while traveling • What should you eat before a race or big day of training • Triathlon bike tactics • Triathlon drafting rules explained • Do triathletes actually draft? • How to use drafting rules against your competition • Why you should attack and change your pace in a triathlon • How to deal with cross winds on a TT bike • How to pace yourself on climbs and hills in a triathlon • Are descending skills important for triathlon? • How to increase your efficiency on the bike • Marginal gains to maintain speed on the bike • What mountain bikers and IRONMAN athletes have in common • How triathletes use mental tactics to influence a race • Is it better to go easy on the bike or go hard on the bike? • Ideal gearing for triathlon • How to read wind conditions and use them to your advantage • How to know when to favor power and when to favor aerodynamics • How to manage heat on race day • Do saunas help performance? • How triathletes can benefit from mountain biking • Should triathletes do cyclocross? • What triathletes should do in transition • How to catch a bike

Oct 12 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: Ask a Cycling Coach: 066 - TrainerRoad Podcast

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• Jonathan's Deux North Everesting Challenge Recap • How to pace a long ride • What type of nutrition to bring on a long ride • What type of lights to use for an overnight ride • Bike setup for 24 hour rides • What it takes to climb 30,000' • How demanding is a double century • How do you stop without brakes? • Single leg drills with a single-sided power meter • Are cadence/technique drills mandatory? • What data matters most for mountain biking? • Is power relevant for mountain biking? • Alternatives to FTP to measure progress • How can you tell if your getting faster • Is a 1x drivetrain good for road riding? • Are the gaps between gears too big on a wide range cassette? • How to plan a whole season of training • What to do if you have excess time between now and your event • How to adjust your training plan if you don't have enough time to do a full Base, Build, Specialty • How to change your training plan if you are preparing for multiple peaks • What effect does a mid-ride break have?

Nov 04 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: Ask a Cycling Coach: 004 – TrainerRoad Podcast – Time Trialist Justin Rossi

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We talk faster time trialling with nationally ranked Cat 1 time trialist and road cyclist In this special episode of the TrainerRoad Ask a Cycling Coach podcast.

Sep 28 2015

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Ask a Cycling Coach: 021 – TrainerRoad Podcast – Crit Racing 101 with The Clif Bar Team

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In this special episode of the podcast we spoke with The Clif Bar Cycling Team, some of the best criterium racers in the USA, about how to become a better Crit Racer. • How to train for criterium racing • How to know if you're a sprinter or a breakaway racer • How to train for a flat criterium • How to train for a hilly criterium • How to perform a breakaway • How to do a leadout • How to use team tactics in a criterium • How to race against a team in a criterium • Top tips for criterium racing

Feb 05 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: Ask a Cycling Coach: 92 – TrainerRoad Podcast

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• Nate's sleep study results • How sleep can affect your performance on the bike • Are allergy drops worth it? • Muscle biopsy update • Lost & Found Gravel Grinder race plans • DEXA body fat scan results • How to know if you should keep losing weight or just focus on raising power • What to do if you don't have enough time to complete your scheduled workout • How to cram for a Half IRONMAN • How to prepare for Silver King Leadville • Should you follow a high volume plan? • How to balance running and cycling • How to break through a plateau in fitness • Are group rides bad for your training? • The benefits and drawbacks of endurance bikes • Should you adjust your FTP depending on the workout? • How to get better at VO2 and high intensity workouts • How to psychologically train for hard workouts

Apr 24 2017

1hr 17mins

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Special Guests: The Black Foxes Shequaya Bailey and Marty Merritt – Ask a Cycling Coach 265

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Shequaya Bailey and Marty Merritt from The Black Foxes join the podcast to discuss the goals of their organization, The Black Foxes, plus riding in wet conditions, racing and training with a fixed gear bike and more in Episode 265 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Shequaya Bailey and Marty Merrit from The Black Foxes join the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
  • How the Black Foxes and the TrainerRoad Coaches got started in cycling
  • What is the goal of The Black Foxes?
  • Equipment and riding tips to be confident in wet conditions
  • How to ride perfect Outside Workouts on your mountain bike
  • Tips to setup your fixed gear bike with a power meter

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: https://bit.ly/3dussVQ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

Jul 02 2020

2hr 10mins

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Power Curves, Plateaus, Growth Hacking and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 264

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Learn how to analyze your power curve to help direct your training, what to do to end a plateau in your fitness, a deep dive into if training your ability to handle a higher cognitive load will make you faster and more in Episode 264 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How to push past plateaus in your fitness
  • Why you don’t need to train as long as your goal events
  • How to train weaknesses in your power curve
  • Tubeless setups tips for MTB to road
  • Training your ability to handle a higher cognitive load
  • How to get structured workouts with TrainerRoad on a budget
  • How to figure out how much to increase your FTP to progress your training

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: https://bit.ly/3dussVQ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

Jun 25 2020

2hr 13mins

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Justin Williams - Special Guest – Ask a Cycling Coach 263

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Justin Williams from L39ION of Los Angeles joins the team to break down his career, sprint tactics, and more in Episode 263 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Donate to L39ION of Los Angeles: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pride-of-the-people-l39ion-of-los-angeles

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Special Guest Justin Williams joins The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
  • How to setup a leadout train
  • Can you teach people leadout skills?
  • How do you communicate as a team?
  • How to stay safe while fighting for position
  • WYR have 2000 watts peak power or 1500 watts for longer?
  • Do you do strength training?
  • Justin’s nutrition and training strategy for off season to in season
  • Justin’s breakdown on how to sprint
  • How Justin started his cycling career
  • How can we make cycling more inclusive?
  • Donate to the L39ion of Los Angeles
  • How do you find new riders for L39ion?
  • How to beat L39ion of Los Angeles
  • Would L39ion race Dirty Kanza?

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: https://bit.ly/3dussVQ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

Jun 18 2020

2hr 25mins

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Sprint Power, Mental Limits, Comfort and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 262

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Training tips to increase your peak sprint power, how to sustainably push your physical and mental limits, techniques to improve your comfort on the bike and more in Episode 262 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • A recap on Round 3 of the LIVE Group Ramp Test
  • What happened to Nate?
  • Jonathan’s new tip to improve your Outside Workouts
  • Training tips to improve your peak sprint power
  • How to sustainably push your physical and mental limits
  • Techniques to improve your comfort on the bike
  • Did Amber actually go to failure on the last LIVE Group Ramp Test?
  • How your Specialty Phase can get too hard to complete
  • How to pause your Outside Workout when you need more time for a rest interval
  • Is carbon better than alloy for MTB handle bars?
  • Nate’s recommendation for protein powder
  • Is it possible to make fitness gains too fast?

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: https://bit.ly/3dussVQ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

Jun 11 2020

2hr

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Things Have to Change

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Please join us in donating to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We believe in their mission: to achieve racial justice, equality and an inclusive society.Donate here: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.52729704.1558774780.1591203294-916862748.1591052661

Jun 04 2020

8mins

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Bonking, Outside Workouts, Predictions for Cape Epic 2021 and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 261

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Why bonking on your rides is not making you faster, tips to increase your FTP while riding outside with TrainerRoad's Outside Workouts Feature, the coaches' predictions for racing Cape Epic in 2021 and more in Episode 261 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The coaches’ expectations for Cape Epic 2021
  • Why bonking on your rides is not making you faster
  • How to estimate your FTP ceiling
  • The pros and cons of fueling your rides to hunger
  • How to find the right type of training to continue to increase your FTP
  • Tips to ride in the right zone with Outside Workouts

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD • Facebook: https://bit.ly/3dussVQ • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad

May 28 2020

1hr 55mins

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Cramping, Sodium, Women's Hydration with Precision Hydration's Andy Blow – Ask a Cycling Coach 260

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Precision Hydration's Andy Blow joins the podcast this week to discuss all things hydration, including dealing with muscle cramps, balancing your sodium levels, women's specific hydration and more in Episode 260 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • About Andy Blow and How Precision Hydration started
  • How to increase your sweat rate if needed for your event
  • Properly loading your body with sodium and electrolytes before an event
  • How much salt should an athlete be getting in their diet
  • What do the salt stains on your clothes after exercise mean?
  • Sodium and hydration requirement differences for indoor vs outdoor workouts
  • The effect of dousing yourself with water during exercise
  • Why do cramps happen and what we can do to prevent them
  • The role of sodium in cramping
  • Women's specific practices for proper hydration

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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May 21 2020

1hr 49mins

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Everesting World Record with Keegan Swenson – Successful Athletes Podcast – Episode 1

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A sneak preview of a totally new podcast from TrainerRoad – the Successful Athletes Podcast! A look into the preparation and execution of the Everesting World Record by Stans Pivot's and Monster Hydro's Keegan Swenson.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How to select the best route for an Everesting attempt
  • How to build a pacing plan for Everesting
  • How should you train for a successful Everesting attempt
  • The best gearing and equipment choices for Everesting
  • Logistics and support strategies for Everesting
  • How to build a nutrition plan for Everesting
  • What Keegan learned while setting the Everesting World Record

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

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May 19 2020

44mins

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Training Every Zone at Once, Heart Rate Data, Healthy Habits and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 259

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Why training all your energy systems in one workout is not efficient training, using heart rate data to tell if you are getting faster, maintaining healthy cycling habits and more in Episode 259 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Takeaways from the Coaches' latest Group Ramp Test
  • Why training all your energy systems in one workout is not efficient training
  • How to use heart rate data to tell if you are getting faster
  • Why aerobic endurance rides are limited to two hours in the TR training plans
  • How to maintain healthy habits vs addictions

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

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May 14 2020

1hr 52mins

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Timing Peak Fitness, Raising FTP, Training Calendars and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 258

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Training and planning tips to reach peak fitness at your goal event, how to build your FTP and increase endurance for long efforts, techniques to manage a high training load and more in Episode 258 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How to properly setup your training plan for peak fitness at your goal event
  • The physiological differences between cycling vs running
  • Tips to get started riding and training indoors on rollers
  • How to use cycling as a replacement for swim training when pools are closed
  • Tips to find terrain for Outside Workouts when living in a city
  • How to build your FTP and increase endurance for long efforts
  • When to push through the pain and train more vs when to rest
  • How to manage your workout schedule if the training load is too high

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

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May 07 2020

2hr 42mins

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Muscle Glycogen, Recovery for Triathletes, Nasal Breathing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 257

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The mechanics of how your body pulls glycogen from the muscles for energy, recovery tips for triathletes to ensure they are getting faster in all 3 sports, tips for optimal breathing while cycling and more in Episode 257 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How to write out workout structure
  • The mechanics of how your body pulls glycogen from the muscles for energy
  • The impact of having big muscles on your glycogen storing ability
  • Recovery tips for triathletes to ensure they are getting faster in all 3 sports
  • The most efficient way to breathe while cycling
  • The biggest difference between men and women's racing
  • One thing that is always overlooked in women's training and nutrition advice

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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Apr 30 2020

2hr 37mins

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Optimized Recovery, Powerlifters Gone Cyclist, Fueling Rides and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 256

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Techniques to improve recovery and get the most from your rest week, how to transition to cycling from powerlifting to be fast and strong, why you should be using an electrolyte or carbohydrate sports drink while cycling and more in Episode 256 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why only two days of intense workouts can make you faster
  • Using your health insurance to pay for your TrainerRoad subscription
  • Why elevating your legs after a workout may aid recovery
  • The benefits of muscle flossing for cyclist and endurance athletes
  • Training tips for long climbs
  • How to get the most from your recovery week
  • The best way to transition to cycling from powerlifting to be fast and strong
  • Why you should be using an electrolyte or carbohydrate sports drink while cycling

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

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Apr 23 2020

2hr 1min

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Carb Cycling, Sweetspot Training, Masters VO2Max and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 255

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How to use carb cycling for endurance athletes, a deeper look into sweetspot training, how genetics and age affects performance and more in Episode 255 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The effect of exercise on traumatic brain injury induced depression
  • How to keep your training flexible with a busy schedule
  • Training and dietary tips for junior riders
  • Why too much sweet spot training won't ruin your sprint
  • The effects of carbohydrate cycling during different training phases
  • How genetics play a role in VO2 Max training for master aged athletes
  • The coach's favorite type of interval workouts

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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Apr 16 2020

2hr 28mins

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Century Training, Bike Fit, Climb Pacing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 254

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Training and pacing tips for your first century, tips to find the optimal bike fit for power and aerodynamics, the most efficient way to pace a climb and more in Episode 254 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Ramp Tests are coming to Group Workouts!
  • Training your strengths vs weaknesses
  • Training and pacing tips for your first century
  • How to properly pace a climb to be fast and efficient
  • Optimal bike fits for power and aerodynamics

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

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Apr 09 2020

2hr

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Group Workouts, Optimal Indoor Cycling Setups, Adding Volume and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 253

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Group Workouts are here so you can train and get faster with your friends, plus optimal indoor cycling setups for all budgets, how to add volume to your training and more in Episode 253 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Group Workouts are here!
  • Tips to use one power meter between two bikes
  • What it takes to stay adapted to your TT position
  • Indoor trainer maintenance tips and tricks
  • How to effectively add volume to your training plan
  • The best indoor cycling setups for all budgets
  • Sweat management tips for your indoor cycling

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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Apr 02 2020

1hr 44mins

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Why Exercise Feels Good, VO2 Max Training Science, Caffeine and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 252

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Why you feel better after doing a workout, the science and structure behind VO2 Max training, the effect of training and activity on caffeine processing rates plus more in Episode 252 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How to use Plan Builder to adjust your training to account for canceled events
  • Tips to stay productive while training and working from home
  • The science and structure behind VO2 Max training
  • Why you feel better after doing a workout
  • The effect of training and activity on your caffeine processing rates

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Build Your Custom Plan: https://www.trainerroad.com/plan-builder • Get Started: https://www.trainerroad.com/getting-started

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Mar 26 2020

2hr 13mins

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Training Without Events, Outside Workouts, Hormonal Birth Control and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 251

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What to do if your events are canceled, tips to nail your outside workouts, the effect of hormonal birth control on training and performance plus more in Episode 251 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What to do if your events are canceled
  • Techniques to continue training your swim if your local pool is closed
  • Why workouts are usually structured for one energy system at a time
  • The effect of training on your blood plasma levels
  • How to hold steady power over rolling terrain
  • Choosing to race the "novice" category before cat 4
  • How hormonal birth control can effect your training and performance

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

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Mar 21 2020

2hr 5mins

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Creatine, Pre-Workout Nutrition, Periodization and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 250

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Special guest Justin Rossi from The Chase joins us to discuss his transition to triathlon and answer your training questions.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Special guest Justin Rossi from The Chase!
  • What it means when you only make small improvements in your FTP
  • How to handle a feed zone without support
  • Pre-workout non-processed food options
  • The optimal time to start training in the aero-position for your event
  • Creatine's effect on cycling performance
  • What to do after you reach peak fitness to keep getting faster
  • Training tips to get a big FTP
  • How to stop wheel lift while sprinting

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

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TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

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Mar 12 2020

1hr 47mins

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Ramp Test Openers, Explosive Sprints, Pacing Rolling Climbs and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 249

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Why you don't need openers for the Ramp Test, training your sprint for explosive repeatability, optimal pacing for rolling climbs and more is all covered in Episode 249 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why you don't need openers for the Ramp Test
  • Moving through the field on narrow roads
  • Pacing rolling climbs to keep your momentum
  • What essentials to bring for crit and road racing
  • Optimal tire setups for crit and road racing
  • Training tips to make your sprint explosive and repeatable

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

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Mar 04 2020

1hr 44mins

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Stage Racing Insights, Multi-Sport Training Camps, Collagen and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 248

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Nutrition and warm up tips for stage racing, the benefits of collagen for endurance athletes, planning multi-sport training camps and more is all covered in Episode 248 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Takeaways from The Valley of the Sun Stage Race
  • Nutrition tips for stage racing and multiple races in one day
  • What to do between races on the same day for the best performance
  • The benefits of collagen for endurance athletes
  • The pros and cons of buying a do-it-all bike vs a dedicated TT bike
  • How to plan a multi-sport training camp

More training questions answered here: bit.ly/Training-Questions-Help-Center

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THE ONLY PODCAST DEDICATED TO MAKING YOU A FASTER CYCLIST

Each week Coach Chad Timmerman, Coach Jonathan and TrainerRoad’s CEO Nate Pearson gather to answer queries submitted from athletes around the globe, as well as dish about their latest training experiments, discoveries and tips.

Subscribe to the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast: www.trainerroad.com/podcast

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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals

• Get started today: bit.ly/Get-Faster-TrainerRoad • Download the TrainerRoad app: bit.ly/Download-TrainerRoad • Browse training plans: bit.ly/TR-Training-Plans

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Feb 27 2020

1hr 55mins

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Love it every week!

By Jackpetersen - Apr 25 2020
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Just a good listen every week. Can’t recommend this podcast or TR enough.

Great source of info

By Jihn-Juan - Jan 10 2020
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Love this podcast and how it answers real world training questions with data-backed advice.