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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.

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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English


Episodes

Breakaways That Stick, Crit Race Strategy, Ideal Race Nutrition and More - Ask a Cycling Coach 156

5/16/2018
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How to make a breakaway stick, can you do too much VO2 work, ideal pre-race and mid-race nutrition and more in Episode 156 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Are sprints at the end of a ride a good idea? • How to get faster in the offseason • Adjusting your training plan for outdoor rides • Deep dive on race tactics • How to change tactics...

Duration:01:39:29

Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo, Performance Analytics, Hill Climb TT's and More - Ask a Cycling Coach 155

5/10/2018
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Why you need to do the Sagan dirt fondo, TrainerRoad's new ride analysis features, How to PR your next hill climb time trial and more in Episode 155 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Introducing Performance Analytics Sagando Review Geiger TT Chad's FTP Updates Mountain bike wheel size and setup Headphones to use on the trainer Estimating FTP and...

Duration:01:16:06

Merckx TTs, Sagan Dirt Fondo Preview, Legal Allergy Treatment and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 154

5/3/2018
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Why every time trialist should do a Merckx TT, the Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo course preview, how to make sure your allergy treatment is legal and more in Episode 154 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • What is a Merckx TT? • Preparing for the Sagando • An update on Nate's Allergies • How to make sure your treatment for allergies is USADA legal • The...

Duration:01:32:05

Why a Higher FTP is Key, Our First TT, Organizing a Busy Season and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 153

4/26/2018
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Why focusing on FTP is key for more than just steady state athletes, 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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...

Duration:01:15:42

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

4/24/2018
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Disc brakes may be less aero, but do they actually make your bike less efficient? We dug into every important component choice you can make to get faster in the latest podcast with ENVE Composites. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Why some pro racers run insanely low stack heights • Why are ergo bend handlebars are less common these days? • Why handlebar wall thickness matters •...

Duration:01:14:12

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

4/12/2018
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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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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...

Duration:01:14:10

Get Faster in Aero Position, Antioxidants for Athletes, and Buying Speed – Ask a Cycling Coach 150

4/5/2018
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Why your FTP is different in the aero position and how to change that, are antioxidants worthwhile for athletes, and which upgrades get you the most value in Episode 150 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • What you need to know before climbing Haleakala • How elevation affects power output • How to pace Leadville • Is it normal to be slower in...

Duration:01:15:51

Live Q&A with Marc Pro Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 149

3/29/2018
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A special live Q&A episode with Marc Pro Cycling's Dave Christenson covering everything from stage race tactics to recovery nutrition. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • How to recover between stages in the same day • What type of fitness is needed to race in UCI races • Can steady state riders do well in criteriums? • Stretches and recovery methods for stage races • How much time...

Duration:01:15:33

Live Q&A with Clif Bar Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 147

3/22/2018
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A special live Q&A episode with Team Clif Bar Cycling's Pete Morris covering everything from crit tactics to nutrition. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • How to train with specificity for time trials • Pete's favorite Clif Bar • How to know when to brake coming into turns • How to "roll" turns without braking • How to time your pedaling for a turn • Nutrition strategies for ultra...

Duration:01:28:11

Team Camp Special: Team Clif Bar Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 146

3/20/2018
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In this special episode we discussed how to use team camps to make you faster and team tactics for criteriums with Team Clif Bar Cycling. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • The difference between team camp and training camp • The importance of team bonding for cyclists • How fit are pro cyclists? • Why power to weight doesn't always decide a race • What skills you need as a...

Duration:00:40:15

How To Get More Aero, Time Trial Recon, Trainer Calibration & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 145

3/16/2018
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A deep dive into aerodynamic testing, how to recon a TT like a pro, smart trainer calibration and more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • When should you do a spin down calibration on your smart trainer? • How to calibrate a smart trainer • Cheat snacking for endurance athletes • How to healthily use food as motivation for...

Duration:01:32:34

Low Cadence, Training Stress Guide, Pain Killers & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 144

3/8/2018
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Low cadence/high force drills, a guide to Training Stress, pain killers & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • We're hiring! www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs • What you need to know about bike demos • What makes a training plan good? • How to train for cycling while training for a marathon • Are low cadence intervals a bad idea? • How...

Duration:01:22:59

Aero TT Equipment, Mental Limits, Taper vs. Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 143

3/1/2018
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Time Trial equipment that makes you faster, mental vs. physical limits, taper vs recovery weeks & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • The best equipment to use for a 40k TT • How to find the best TT bike for you • Which aero bars are best • How to save watts with your drivetrain • Can your pedals make you more aero? • How to...

Duration:01:29:20

Attacking Like a Pro, Easy Sweetspot Work, Supplements & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 141

2/15/2018
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What most people don't understand about attacks, how to make Sweetspot work easier, supplements for cyclists & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • The best way to ease into long intervals • How early should you start pre-race nutrition? • Are attacks more mental than physical? • How to carry more corner speed • How to pick...

Duration:01:17:32

How Training changes Your Body, Matching Nutrition With Intensity & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 140

2/9/2018
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What changes happen in your body at different intensities, how to match nutrition with your workouts, a coach's guide to using TrainerRoad & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • TrainerRoad workouts now have thumbnail images in Strava! • Why you should consider refining your pedaling technique • Aero positioning and its affect...

Duration:01:09:12

Foam Rolling, Faster Triathlon Times, Genetics vs. Talent & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 139

2/1/2018
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Does foam rolling actually work, the real reason why triathlon times are getting faster, how much of performance is due to genetics & more! Join us live for this week's episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • How to know when you should upgrade categories • How to Coach Yourself to Peak Fitness:...

Duration:00:27:34

How Age Affects Performance, Can Time Trialists Sprint & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 138

1/25/2018
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How age affects performance, can time trialists sprint, why average power is so low in cyclocross & more in this week's episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • TrainerRoad's Facebook Beta Group • What DEXA scans tell you about your body • Do I need to replicate the distance of my goal event in training? • How to troubleshoot trainer problems...

Duration:01:06:07

'Cross Nats Takeaways, TT Bike Fits, Using Weight To Your Advantage & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 137

1/18/2018
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What we learned watching and racing cyclocross for 7 days straight, how to get the best TT bike fit, how to use extra weight to your advantage & more in this week's episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • What we learned from CX Nationals • How to get the best TT bike fit • UCI TT regulations • What makes a good TT saddle? • Should you skip...

Duration:01:23:44

Cyclcross Deep Dive With Special Guests Cody Kaiser & Courtney McFadden – Ask a Cycling Coach 136

1/15/2018
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Cyclocross pros Cody Kaiser and Courtenay McFadden stopped by TrainerRoad HQ for a deep dive on cyclocross training and racing in front of an in-studio audience during Cyclocross National Championships. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Dismounting tips from the pros • Should you do a step-through or not? • How often should you practice dismounting and remounting? • How to...

Duration:01:08:18

Warmup Science, Pre-Workout Nutrition, Recovery Drinks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 135

1/3/2018
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What happens to your body during a warmup, the do's and don'ts of pre-workout nutrition, why you may reconsider your next recovery drink & more in this week's episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • TrainerRoad CX Nationals Athlete Panel Event • We're hiring three software engineers! ( www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs) • Why you should sync Strava...

Duration:01:11:45

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