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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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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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By Washoe1 - Dec 09 2019
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Best podcast around. Educational,informative and entertaining

Great podcast and great training plans

By 2keysmatt - Nov 07 2019
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Love listening to these guys and using the TrainerRoad software with my Kickr smart trainer.

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28
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By Washoe1 - Dec 09 2019
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Best podcast around. Educational,informative and entertaining

Great podcast and great training plans

By 2keysmatt - Nov 07 2019
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Love listening to these guys and using the TrainerRoad software with my Kickr smart trainer.

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Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast

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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.

Optimal Body Composition, Breakaway Teamwork, Heartburn and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 231

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Reaching optimal body composition, how to make a breakaway successful, dealing with heartburn while training and much more will be discussed on Episode 231 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• How to deal with heartburn during intense exercise
• Could a road racer build fitness by just doing the bike workouts of a tri plan?
• How to reach an optimal body composition
• Strategies to work as a team and make the breakaway successful
• Getting faster without a power meter
• Are there any gains in using smaller disk brake rotors?
• How to pace the 20 minute FTP Test

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Oct 31 2019

2hr 3mins

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Kona Learnings, L-Carnitine's affect on Performance, Tapers and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 230

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Join us live for Episode 230 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we'll share what we learned at IRONMAN World Championships, the effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance, how to alter your taper for specific races and much more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Kona athletes recap from Ironman World Champs
• Coach Jonathan's experience of being hit by a car
• Integrating standing in your TrainerRoad Workouts
• The effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance
• How does a taper differ between types of races?
• Should gravity racers train cardio differently than other cyclists?
• Nutrition tips for enduro racers
• How to keep your bottles from falling off the bike
• Is cadence and precision important during recovery intervals?

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Oct 24 2019

1hr 59mins

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Losing fitness, How Cadence Affects Fatigue, Nutrition Hacks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 201

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Join us live for another episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We'll be covering why retired pro cyclists are still so fast, years after retirement, how cadence and different muscles affect fatigue, and some recent research on nutrition hacks. Tune in Thursday, April 4 at 8:00am Pacific.
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• Why your bike may be heavier than you think
• How pomegranates make you faster
• Why retired pro cyclists are still so fast
• Why training at a younger age increases your potential
• How training changes your body at a cellular level
• How to train during holidays
• How to get rid of a rider in a breakaway
• What to do if you are the weakest or strongest rider in a group
• Does "salt loading" work?
• What should you do after you peak?
• How to know if you should train short or sustained power
• Which muscles make the most power?
• Why most people misunderstand the role of glutes in the pedal stroke
• How cadence affects fatigue
• Returning to training from injury
• How to race "hot dog" criteriums

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Apr 04 2019

2hr 11mins

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Weekend Rides, Fast/Slow Twitch Muscle, & Overuse Injuries - Ask a Cycling Coach: 003

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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 19 2015

1hr 3mins

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3 Types of Motivation, How Long Does Fitness Last, Beginner Crits & More - Ask a Cycling Coach: 116

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• Join us and author Matt Fitzgerald in person for a live podcast recording! Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Rapha Cycle Club in San Francisco, CA!
• XC MTB suspension setup guide
• What motivates you to race?
• How to use your off-season wisely
• How long does fitness last?
• Should you use a full suspension MTB on the trainer?
• Which pedals should you get?
• How to win a crit for first-time riders

Sep 13 2017

1hr 27mins

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More Carbs = More Speed, Cold Weather Tips, Power Data from the Pros - Ask a Cycling Coach: 115

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• Join us and author Matt Fitzgerald in person for a live podcast recording! Saturday, November 4, 2017, @ Rapha Cycle Club in San Francisco, CA
• How more carbohydrate actually improves performance
• Updated mobile apps!
• Depleted glycogen stores vs. skipping breakfast
• What it takes to win Park City Point 2 Point (beat the best XC racers in the country)
• Can CX training replace Base training?
• Is cold training as important/beneficial as heat training?
• Gear and strategies for cold weather riding
• What is muscle "activation"?
• Is smooth pacing in CX a bad idea?

Sep 05 2017

1hr 13mins

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Climbing, Elevation, Over-Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 223

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Tune in for Episode 223 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we will be discussing the cost of climbing out of the saddle, elevation's effect on training and recovery, how to manage over-training and much more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Elevation's effect on training and recovery
• How to make the most of your off-season?
• How Nate got his Cat 2 upgrade in one season
• Does low-volume training cause fitness plateaus?
• Is climbing out-of-the-saddle faster?
• How to manage over-training syndrome?
• Why you should do cool-downs
• TrainerRoad in Kona!

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Oct 03 2019

1hr 57mins

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Consequences of a High FTP, Our First TT, Organizing a Season and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 153

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What you need to consider as you raise your FTP, the results from our first time trial, how to organize a busy race season and more in the Episode 153 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

- How vacation affects fitness
- How to plan a big ride with friends
- The best route to take from San Francisco to Sea Otter
- Nutrition for long rides
- Chad's ramp test results
- Results from our first time trial of 2018
- How to pace a short time trial
- How to pace a climb
- How to recon a course with Best Bike Split
- What to know about sighting in a time trial
- How to manage a busy season of racing
- Is a higher FTP always the solution?
- Is raw wattage more important than relative power?

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Apr 26 2018

1hr 15mins

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Intermittent Fasting, Lab Testing, Why Sweetspot is Hard & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 194

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Join us live for a discussion on whether intermittent fasting is good for endurance training, how to use lab test data to improve performance, why Sweetspot training is so hard and much more. Episode 194 is live this Thursday at 8:00am Pacific!
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• How Nate won an MTB race in the Expert Category
• What we learned at a mountain bike skills clinic
• Why cross-training doesn't always help you get faster
• What Jonathan and Chad learned from a weeklong backcountry skiing training camp
• How to plan for multiple races in one day
• Tips to get upgrade points
• Does intermittent fasting work for cyclists?
• Are fasted workouts considered intermittent fasting?
• Why intermittent fasting is so misunderstood
• Is laboratory testing actually useful?
• What your VO2max data means for performance
• How to use body fat and resting metabolic rate data
• Why Sweetspot training is so hard

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

• How to Become a Faster Mountain Biker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GAaheigvgg
• Race Analysis videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrKJ0zeMQrI5Bj3IUaHX0VPjNthpfFNhD
• Dr. Jason Fung's website: https://idmprogram.com/
• The new TrainerRoad Reviews page: https://www.trainerroad.com/reviews
• Search for DEXA on our SoundCloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=trainerroad%20dexa
• Carpathian Peak +2 workout: https://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts/108188-carpathian-peak-2

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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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Jan 24 2019

1hr 58mins

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Fitness for Crits, Surviving Stage Races, and Training for Duathlon - Ask a Cycling Coach: 83

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• Why are you getting dropped in races?
• What type of fitness do you need for crit racing?
• Do pro riders try to steal other riders data?
• How to mess up wireless devices like power meters
• How to train for a stage race
• Race strategy for rainy days
• How to prepare for a mountain bike stage race
• The best way to train for Dirty Kanza
• Should you train differently for shorter TTs?
• Is it bad to pause a workout and return to it later in the day?
• What's the best way to train for Leadville?
• How to use TrainerRoad for Duathlon training
• If you could only do one workout each week and wanted to raise your FTP, what should you do?
• Should you correct a left/right imbalance?
• Is it normal to have a difference in power from your power meter to your smart trainer?

Feb 22 2017

1hr 14mins

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Peaking, Improving VO2 Max, Supplements vs. Whole Food – Ask a Cycling Coach 168

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Peak fitness is the end goal, but what actually happens to your body when you peak? We covered this, the different ways you can improve VO2 Max supplements vs. whole foods and much more in episode 168 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

- Nate's Leadville Preparation
- The best way to hold your phone during workouts
- How to inject tubeless sealant without clogging your valve stems
- Do you have to change up your workouts to get faster?
- Why progression is the most important principle to getting faster
- A deep diving on "peaking"
- What happens to your body when it peaks?
- How long can you maintain peak fitness?
- Are standing desks actually bad for athletes?
- What is the best way to improve VO2 Max?
- Whole foods vs. powders and supplements for recovery nutrition
- Why dehydration isn't always bad for cyclists
- How big of a difference 2lbs make on a climb.

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Aug 02 2018

1hr 33mins

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Component Choices That Make You Faster with ENVE Composites – Ask a Cycling Coach 152

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Component upgrades should take more than weight and price into consideration. Every part of your bike should contribute to making you faster, whether through aerodynamics, comfort or mechanical efficiency. We dug into every important component choice you can make to get faster in the latest podcast with ENVE Composites.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• Why some pro racers run insanely low stack heights
• Why are ergo bend handlebars less common these days?
• Why handlebar wall thickness matters
• What to look for in a road handlebar
• Why do pros run such long stems?
• The pros and cons of rise stems
• Do pros really need extra stiff stems?
• Why doesn't ENVE make a saddle?
• How do you make a seatpost comfortable?
• Why short seat rail clamps are better
• How to engineer flex into a component
• How to make a wheel aerodynamically efficient
• What makes a wheel good in crosswinds?
• Why are wheels getting wider?
• Are wide wheels faster?
• How disc brakes are actually making your bike faster

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Apr 24 2018

1hr 14mins

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Dropping Weight, Stretching Peaks, Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 183

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Dropping weight while raising power, making peak fitness last for multiple races and recovering properly are all very difficult ideals for a cyclist to achieve. Episode 183 will explore how to discover and push your limits for each of these ideals. Tune in and join us live!
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

- New TrainerRoad features!
- Nate’s race plan for 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
- Coach Jonathan’s lofty goal & annual plan
- How to taper for ultra-endurance events
- How to return to training after time off
- How to get better at steep climbs
- Is it possible to lose weight and gain power at the same time?
- How recovery workouts aid in nutrient absorption

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

- Strength Training for Cyclists: 5 Exercises to Integrate Into Your Cycling Training Plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqmwjwTcOY8
- 5 Stretches Every Cyclist Should Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXblSdMtMKY
- How to Become a Faster Mountain Biker with Lee McCormack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GAaheigvgg
- Nokia | Body+ - Smart Body Composition Wi-Fi Digital Scale with smartphone app, Black: https://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Body-Composition-Wi-Fi-Scale/dp/B071XW4C5Q/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?tag=trainerroad-20&th=1

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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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Nov 01 2018

1hr 34mins

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FTP and Physiology, Sprinting Mistakes, 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 195

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What actually happens to your body when your FTP increases. sprinting mistakes you are probably making, our 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo strategy and more all in Episode 195 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• How to handle a disappointing race
• How aggressive should you be in a race?
• How to make Tail Gunning easy
• Positioning tips for races
• Common beginner sprinting mistakes
• Our 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race strategy
• What happens to your body when your FTP increases?
• Common pitfalls of cadence drills
• If you are short on time, should you adjust intensity or duration?

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

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LINKS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

• TrainerRoad Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/trainerroad
• Nates Race File for Cat 4 Cal Aggie Race: https://www.trainerroad.com/career/nate/rides/49020084-cal-aggie-cat-4-2nd-place-guy-who-won-the-pro-field-in-my-mtb-race-2-weeks-ago-beat-me-in-the-sprint-
• 24 Hours in Old Pueblo: https://epicrides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-old-pueblo/event-guide/
• Schwalbe Racing Ray Tire: https://www.schwalbetires.com/Racing_Ray_HS489
• Schwalbe Racing Ralph: https://www.schwalbe.com/en/offroad-reader/racing-ralph.html
• Maxxis Aspen: https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-280-140-aspen
• Light & Motion Bike Lights: https://www.lightandmotion.com/product-category/bike-lights/
• SIS Beta Fuel: https://www.scienceinsport.com/beta
• TrainerRoad Reviews: https://www.trainerroad.com/reviews
• Calendar Export: https://forum.trainerroad.com/t/calendar-update-calendar-export/10778
• Intro Workout: https://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/workouts/438549-intro-workout-smart
• Elite Quick Motion Rollers: https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/home-trainers/rollers/quick-motion
• Tacx Neo 2: https://tacx.com/product/neo-2-smart/
• CycleOps Hammer: https://www.cycleops.com/product/hammer
• Wahoo Kickr: https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/bike-trainers/wahoo-kickr-powertrainer

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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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Jan 31 2019

1hr 54mins

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Different FTPs, Bike Fits, Visualization and More! - Ask a Cycling Coach: 113

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• Live podcast recording at Rapha Cycle Club in San Francisco Nov. 4!
• Why Breck Epic is one of the hardest races in the world
• Nate's new approach to nutrition
• Should you have different FTPs for different circumstances?
• How focus and motivation can improve your performance
• Is visualization damaging or enabling?
• How to know if your helmet is ruined
• How bike fits work and how to pick the best one
• Do sugar coated pills hurt fasted training?

Aug 21 2017

55mins

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Shortcuts to Fitness, Sleep Hacks and How Elevation Really Affects You - Ask a Cycling Coach: 99

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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 13 2017

58mins

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Special Guest: Flo Cycling on Wheel Set-up - Ask a Cycling Coach: 063

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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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Burning Fat, Testosterone, Coach Chad's Booklist and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 167

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Every cyclist wants to burn fat, but it's more complicated than low intensity riding. Join us live for deep dives on fat burning, testosterone in cycling, and Chad's favorite books in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

How to burn fat with cycling
What is “spot-burning” for fat?
What is the difference between visceral and subcutaneous fat
Why food matters more than training for fat burning
What role intensity plays in losing weight
How insulin and sugar affect fat loss
Why athletes have a surprisingly complex time with weight control
Testosterone and cyclists
Is hormone replacement therapy banned for cyclists?
Why taking testosterone is cheating
Natural ways to increase testosterone production
What effect sleep has on testosterone
Should cyclists always avoid weight gain?
How cyclists can ad weight that helps make them faster
Why cyclists should strength train
Why sugary drinks can be bad for cyclists
The difference between hydration during a race and recovery
What is osmolality and why you should keep track of it
Which nutrition products optimize hydration
How mountain bikers can improve their pacing
Why mountain bike races start so hard
How to train your body to start races hard
Coach Chad's favorite books
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Jul 26 2018

1hr 26mins

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Yearly Planning, Power vs. Heart Rate, Indoor Training Gear & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 134

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A complete guide to planning your training for the year, power vs. heart rate and indoor training tips and gear we're loving right now. All of this and more in Episode 134 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• (00:30)TrainerRoad CX Nationals Athlete Panel Event
• (01:17)We're hiring three software engineers! ( www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs)
• (02:15) Why you should sync Strava and Garmin Connect to TrainerRoad
• (02:40)How to plan your year of training
• (03:15)How to set proper goals
• (11:55)How to make sure you peak at the right time
• (13:20)How to prioritize your races: A, B and C races
• (14:35)How to adjust your training plan
• (19:10)Dealing with multiple A Races
• (25:10)Adjusting plan when you don't have enough time
• (25:55)Adjusting plan when you have extra time
• (31:30)Definition of A, B and C Races
• (35:45)Adjusting training plan for illness
• (37:40)Adjusting training plan for business trips or vacation
• (41:40)Battling mental/physical fatigue and burnout
• (49:20)Do you really need an offseason?
• (56:10)Power vs. Heart Rate: Is heart rate still relevant?
• (1:00:00)Tips and tricks for getting started with indoor training
• (1:18:40)Are tubeless tires best for road too?
• (1:29:05)What is "going into the red" and should you actually avoid it?

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Dec 28 2017

1hr 34mins

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Running Out of Matches, VO2 Training for Steady State Athletes and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 151

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How to avoid running out of "matches", should steady state athletes skip VO2 training, a testing protocol for different positions and more in the Episode 151 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• TrainerRoad's new fitness testing protocol
• How much difference can you expect in FTP on your TT bike?
• What is the difference between saddle soreness and saddle sores
• How to treat saddle sores
• How to test power output in different positions
• Should steady state athletes skip VO2 work?
• Is it bad to do an interval workout after a long ride?
• Are "matches" real?
• How to get more matches for cycling
• Can you cram train for fitness?

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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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Apr 12 2018

1hr 14mins

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Fast Start Races, Recovery from Training Late, Cell Signaling and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 236

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How to train for races with fast starts, optimizing recovery when training late, the benefits of cell signaling from weight lifting and more are discussed in Episode 236 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• New features on TrainerRoad!
• How to train for races with fast starts
• Is there a calorie limit for "fasted" rides?
• The benefits of doing cool-downs
• Tips for better recovery when training late
• The benefits of cell signaling from weight training

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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
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Dec 11 2019

1hr 58mins

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Tactics for Bigger Riders, Extra Recovery, Racing a New Category and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 235

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The benefits of being a larger rider, when to add extra recovery, staying competitive after an upgrade to cat 2 and more will be discussed in Episode 235 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• The do's and don'ts of fast group rides
• Is enduro riding quality training for an XC mountain biker?
• How to pace intervals to get the most from your workouts
• Why being a larger rider can actually be a benefit
• How to know when you need extra recovery time
• Tips to stay competitive after your cat 2 upgrade
• The coaches’ holiday wishlists
• Questions from the YouTube Live Chat

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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Dec 05 2019

2hr 8mins

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Off Season, Power Imbalances, Workout Fuel Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 234

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How to plan your offseason, fixing power imbalances, optimal timing for workout fuel and more will be covered in Episode 234 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• How long should your off season be?
• Why you should not immediately start a Build Phase after time off
• Deep dive on how and when you should fuel your workouts
• Is it bad to change position during VO2 max intervals?
• What to do if you have a left / right power imbalance
• Coach Chad's tips on how to read while on the trainer
• Entertainment options on the trainer
• Do athletes need more cooling as they adapt to putting out more power?

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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Nov 27 2019

2hr 1min

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Upgrading Categories, Fat Burning, Food Allergies and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 233

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Upgrading race categories, the myth of "the fat burning zone," food sensitivities vs food allergies and more will all be covered in Episode 233 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Food sensitivities vs food allergies
• Is the "fat burning zone" a myth?
• Are dairy products bad for performance?
• How to ride rollers
• Dealing with injury and returning to training
• How to transition from triathlon to cycling
• Suspension setup tips
• When should you upgrade categories?
• How to pee on the bike during a race

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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Nov 21 2019

1hr 56mins

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Training When Sick, Weight Gain to Build Power, Anemia and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 232

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Training while sick, gaining weight to increase power, how to modify training for athletes with anemia and much more will be discussed on Episode 232 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• How to modify training for athletes with anemia
• Healthy eating tips that the coaches use
• Do lighter riders need to put on weight to increase power?
• What do you lose by skipping recovery rides?
• Should you still train when sick?
• How does riding easy on downhills affect normalized power?
• What indoor workouts suit rollers better than a trainer?
• Questions from the YouTube live chat

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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Nov 14 2019

1hr 53mins

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Optimal Body Composition, Breakaway Teamwork, Heartburn and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 231

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Reaching optimal body composition, how to make a breakaway successful, dealing with heartburn while training and much more will be discussed on Episode 231 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• How to deal with heartburn during intense exercise
• Could a road racer build fitness by just doing the bike workouts of a tri plan?
• How to reach an optimal body composition
• Strategies to work as a team and make the breakaway successful
• Getting faster without a power meter
• Are there any gains in using smaller disk brake rotors?
• How to pace the 20 minute FTP Test

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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ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM

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• Get started today: bit.ly/Get-Faster-TrainerRoad
• Download the TrainerRoad app: bit.ly/Download-TrainerRoad
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Oct 31 2019

2hr 3mins

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Kona Learnings, L-Carnitine's affect on Performance, Tapers and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 230

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Join us live for Episode 230 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we'll share what we learned at IRONMAN World Championships, the effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance, how to alter your taper for specific races and much more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Kona athletes recap from Ironman World Champs
• Coach Jonathan's experience of being hit by a car
• Integrating standing in your TrainerRoad Workouts
• The effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance
• How does a taper differ between types of races?
• Should gravity racers train cardio differently than other cyclists?
• Nutrition tips for enduro racers
• How to keep your bottles from falling off the bike
• Is cadence and precision important during recovery intervals?

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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
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Oct 24 2019

1hr 59mins

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A Power Meter Deep Dive with Special Guest 4iiii's Scott Cooper – Ask a Cycling Coach 229

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Special Guest 4iiii's Scott Cooper joins the team to discuss all things power meters, including how power meters are made, calibration, and what the future of power meters may look like. Tune in to hear Scott's insights in episode 229 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• What is inside a power meter?
• How are power meters calibrated in the factory?
• The difference between zero offset and calibration
• What makes carbon harder to install a power meter on?
• How does temperature affect the zero offset of a power meter?
• The future of cycling power meters

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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
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Oct 17 2019

31mins

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Kona Special Interview – Nate Zarlengo – Ask a Cycling Coach 228

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Nate Zarlengo is coming into Kona already having overcome a big obstacle. After so many hard hours training and preparing, hitting a car on his bike days before the race is the last thing he expected. Regardless, he is not going to let it slow him down. Tune in to hear Nate's experience and his feelings going into IRONMAN World Championships.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Nate's start in triathlon
• Nate by the numbers
• Managing work, travel, family, and triathlon
• Nate's nutrition strategy
• Dealing with hitting a car days before the race
• How Nate heat trained for Kona
• Nate's support team
• Who will win Ironman World Champs this year?

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

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• Download the TrainerRoad app: bit.ly/Download-TrainerRoad
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Oct 12 2019

43mins

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Kona Special Interview – John Borton – Ask a Cycling Coach 227

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John Borton is coming to Kona for the first time, but he has done his research and is ready to race. He plans to use his insights in aerodynamics, nutrition, and course knowledge to be as fast as ever. Tune in to hear exactly how John has prepared for IRONMAN World Championships.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• John by the numbers
• How John qualified for IronMan Kona
• Balancing life, work, and triathlon
• How John got aero
• John's nutrition strategy
• How John plans to execute the run
• Who will win this year?

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
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Oct 11 2019

53mins

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Kona Special Interview – Norman Banick – Ask a Cycling Coach 226

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Norman Banick is a Kona veteran and a previous Ironman winner. This year he is using his experience with consistent training, nutrition, and equipment to be faster than ever. Tune in to learn from Norman's experience as he prepares for IRONMAN World Championships.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• What it feels like to win an IronMan
• Can athletes be successful on a mid-volume plan?
• How Norman started racing triathlons
• Norman's pre-race nutrition plan
• Positioning and pacing for the swim
• Norman's equipment checklist
• How Norman heat trained for Kona
• Norman's takeaways from his previous Ironman World Championship

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
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Oct 10 2019

33mins

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Kona Special Interview – Scott Byram – Ask a Cycling Coach 225

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Scott Byram is coming to Kona for the first time, with a clear plan for his race. From punctures, to marginal gains and where to find the best pizza, he has it all figured out. Now, time to make it happen. Tune in to hear all Scott's insights as he prepares for IRONMAN World Championships.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• How Scott first got into triathlon
• Balancing training, work, and sleep
• Scott's pre- race day nutrition plan
• Dealing with mid-race punctures
• What to expect going into the run
• How Scott paces his run
• Scott's preferred post-race meal

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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Oct 09 2019

35mins

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Kona Special Interview – Frida Hedman – Ask a Cycling Coach 224

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Frida Hedman is a first time Kona qualifier and exemplifies the discipline that it takes to get there. Frida manages to balance her career, family life and triathlon by using efficient training methods to prepare for Kona all the way from Sweden. Tune in to learn from all of her hard work for IRONMAN World Championships.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• How Frida started racing triathlons
• Tips to improve on the swim
• How Frida manages heavy training loads
• Dealing with equipment changes before race day
• How Frida heat trained for Kona from Sweden
• Frida's race day nutrition plan
• How Frida paces the run

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
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• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Oct 08 2019

33mins

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Climbing, Elevation, Over-Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 223

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Tune in for Episode 223 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we will be discussing the cost of climbing out of the saddle, elevation's effect on training and recovery, how to manage over-training and much more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Elevation's effect on training and recovery
• How to make the most of your off-season?
• How Nate got his Cat 2 upgrade in one season
• Does low-volume training cause fitness plateaus?
• Is climbing out-of-the-saddle faster?
• How to manage over-training syndrome?
• Why you should do cool-downs
• TrainerRoad in Kona!

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Oct 03 2019

1hr 57mins

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Pain, Stretching, Strength and more with The Ready State's Kelly Starrett – Ask a Cycling Coach 222

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The Ready State's Dr. Kelly Starrett joins Coach Jonathan at Strava HQ for a talk on how to be faster through mobility, stretching, strength training, injury prevention and much more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• Kelly Starrett is here to discuss how mobility can make us faster!
• What is the difference between mobility and flexibility?
• Should cyclists focus on flexibility?
• Functional body positioning that increases performance
• Why cyclists need to do multi-plane movements
• How cross-training will affect your cycling
• The difference between working harder and doing what will actually improve performance
• What are the biggest enemies of consistency

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Sep 26 2019

58mins

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Hydration, Sweat and Cramping with Precision Hydration's Andy Blow – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 221

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Andy Blow of Precision Hydration joins us for a deep dive into hydration, sweating, cramping and more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• What really causes cramps?
• How do you accurately test sweat rates?
• Is it necessary to replace sodium in the mornings?
• What influence does recent nutrition have on sweat tests?
• Is there an ideal sweat rate?
• Does sweat rate change over time?
• Should you aim to replace all sodium and liquid lost to sweat?
• Is the loss of sodium or liquid more harmful to performance?
• Is sweat rate correlated to relative performance changes?
• How do you calculate your sweat rate-specific nutrition in hot vs. cold conditions?

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Sep 17 2019

1hr 29mins

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Caffeine, Training with the Menstrual Cycle and More with Amber Pierce – Ask a Cycling Coach 220

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Special guest and Cannondale Pro Amber Pierce joins the team for a discussion on how caffeine affects mid-ride nutrition, closing gaps in a race, balancing performance with the menstrual cycle and much more. Episode 220 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is live!

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• Amber Pierce joins the podcast team for Episode 220!
• News and updates from Eurobike
• Why not upgrading your race category can be a good thing
•Can caffeine affect nutrient absorption from other foods?
• How much sunscreen should you use for long rides?
• How to focus your training during the race season
• Why plateaus in fitness happen, and how to move past them
• Should you use your sprint to close gaps in a race?
• How should women alter their training to better coincide with their menstrual cycle?

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd 
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad 
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad 
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Sep 12 2019

2hr 5mins

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Trainers, Power Meters and More with DC Rainmaker – Ask a Cycling Coach 219

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Episode 219 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is live from Eurobike! DC Rainmaker joins the team to discuss trainers, aero sensors, and all the latest training tech. Tune in and get faster on your favorite podcast app!

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

• DC Rainmaker is here to talk tech!
• Aerodynamic testing with aero sensors
• How to test the accuracy of your power meter
• Why are there not more pedal-based power meters?
• Improvements in power meters for MTB
• Ray's top trainer choices
• How to choose the best power meter for you
• Are indoor bikes, or trainers, the future?

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd 
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad 
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad 
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Sep 05 2019

44mins

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Enduro, Limiters, Peaking Too Soon and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 218

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Tune in live for Episode 218 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we will be discussing our takeaways after racing Enduro World Series, how to find your limiters as a time trialist, how to tell if you've reached peak fitness and much more.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• Why Enduro is such a cool and hard racing format
• How to pace a cyclocross race
• Efficiency tips for cyclocross
• Pro tips for cleaning your kit
• Can small riders still be good time trialists?
• How to find your limiter in time trials
• What is the best testing protocol for outside riding?
• Good and bad foods for carb loading
• Exactly how many carbs should you eat for training?
• How to race a criterium without surges
• How to tell if you've peaked
• How long should you wait after a peak to train

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd 
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad 
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad 
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Aug 29 2019

1hr 55mins

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Heat Training Risks, Cramping, Losing Fitness and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 217

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Join us live for Episode 217 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We'll cover how heat training is proven to make you faster, but it can come at the cost of valuable training adaptations, why cramping actually happens and why it is so hard to avoid, how quickly you lose different types of fitness.

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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

• How to fix tubeless flats in a race
• When to train inside and when to train outside
• How to train outside with TrainerRoad
• When is the best time for an endurance training block
• Why you get cramps and how to avoid them
• How quickly you lose fitness
• Should you not drink during a short race?
• How heat training can actually make you slower
• Why you should turn a road bike differently to an MTB
• Why your legs get tired in a race
• How to treat road rash like a pro

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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FOLLOW TRAINERROAD

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrainerRd 
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/TrainerRoad 
• Twitter: www. twitter.com/TrainerRoad 
• Strava Club: www.strava.com/clubs/TrainerRoad

Aug 22 2019

2hr 6mins

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