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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

Race Analysis: Carson City Off-Road with Keegan Swenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 161

6/22/2018
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Keegan Swenson is one of the fastest pro mountain bikers in the USA, and we took a deep dive into the Stans / Pivot Pro Team's hard-fought second place at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Hardtail or full suspension: Which is best? - How the pros carry spares and tools - A tube carrying hack you need to know about - Long sleeve jersey or arm...

Duration:00:53:34

Endurance MTB Deep Dive With The Pros – Ask a Cycling Coach 161

6/18/2018
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Pro mountain bike racers Payson McElveen and Sofía Gomez Villafañe joined us live from the main stage at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road for a deep dive on endurance mountain bike training and racing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - How do pros taper for endurance mtb races - What do pro mountain bikers eat? - How to choose between a hardtail and full suspension - How the...

Duration:00:32:15

Dirty Kanza, Running as Cross-training, Overtraining and more - Ask a Cycling Coach 160

6/14/2018
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Join us live for Episode 160 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We're going to analyze what Geoff Kabush did to get third place at Dirty Kanza, discuss whether running is a good form of cross-training, and dig deep into overtraining. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - How to register for the 40k TT challenge - What it takes to race Dirty Kanza - Safety tips for cyclists on the...

Duration:01:33:00

Lost & Found, Ending Workouts with Sprints, Flexibility and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 159

6/7/2018
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What we learned at Lost & Found, is ending a workout with a sprint a bad idea, is flexibility necessary for cyclists and more in Episode 159 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Geoff Kabush's Dirty Kanza Recap Lost & Found Recap What are the best workouts for different types of fitness A complete guide to terms used to describe fitness How to pace...

Duration:01:19:56

FTP Testing and The TrainerRoad Ramp Test: A Comprehensive Guide – Ask a Cycling Coach 158

5/31/2018
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A comprehensive guide to fitness testing, why we created a new test, pro tips for your next fitness test and more in Episode 158 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Facebook Group Lost & Found Gravel Grinder Preview Carson City Off-Road Live Podcast Recording! Workout Scrubbing Feature Plug What is the TrainerRoad Ramp...

Duration:01:29:43

Oval vs. Round Rings, Fasted Training, Beating Cramps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 157

5/24/2018
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Do oval rings affect power data, when fasted training actually effective, how to stop cramps and more in Episode 157 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Facebook Group • Carson City Off-Road Live Podcast • What we noticed at the Queen Stage of the Tour of California • Do oval rings affect power data? • How to balance...

Duration:01:44:35

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