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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

Special Guest Katerina Nash – Ask a Cycling Coach 175

9/19/2018
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5x Olympian Katerina Nash joined us live from Interbike in front of a studio audience for a deep dive on cyclocross. Tune in and learn from one of cycling's most successful athletes! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Drills for Cyclocross Racing - Choosing tires for specific CX Courses - Using Running to get in shape for CX Season - Changing your training from MTB season to CX...

Duration:00:25:24

Road Tactics, Ice Baths, Body Fat scales & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 174

9/13/2018
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Join us live for today's episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We'll review a list of scenarios you can keep ready to manage every race situation, discuss whether ice baths are effective or not, tell you which body fat scales you can trust, and much more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Live podcast party during Interbike! - What to do if you get stung by a bee in a race -...

Duration:01:18:29

Genetics and Sprinting, Rebounding From a Bad Race, Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 173

9/6/2018
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How much of a role do genetics play in your ability to sprint, how do you recover from a bad race performance, and should your nutrition change for late night workouts? Join us live for discussion on all of this and more in Episode 173 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Team Clif Bar won the USA Crits Team Competition! - Alex Grant won Part City...

Duration:01:30:22

How to Plan a Year of Training and Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 172

8/30/2018
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Planning an entire year of training and racing can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Episode 172 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast will go over every detail you need to know before planning your next season. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE How a podcast listener won a 250mi MTB race What is the Bones to Blue Endurance Race? What Jonathan learned from racing enduro How to...

Duration:01:41:58

Q&A with 3x Olympian Geoff Kabush – Ask a Cycling Coach 171

8/23/2018
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3x Olympian, 15x National Champion, Multi-time BCBR Champion and all around MTB legend Geoff Kabush (Yeti Cycles, Maxxis, Shimano) joined us to answer your questions on maintaining race fitness and motivation, equipment choices and technique, and a funny story that involves Chinese olympic basketball player Yao Ming. Tune in and enjoy! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Are aero...

Duration:01:13:54

Leadville Report, Altitude Training Masks, Pelvic Tilt vs. Power and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 170

8/16/2018
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Nate had a day of ups and downs at Leadville, but did he get his sub-9 hour goal? Coach Chad and Jonathan will review Nate's performance, debate whether altitude training masks are effective or not, and dig into how pelvic tilt affects power output. Join us live for Episode 170 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - What went right and what went wrong...

Duration:01:25:50

Leadville Deep Dive with Pro Rider Alex Grant – Ask a Cycling Coach 169

8/10/2018
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Pro MTB racer Alex Grant joined us live from Leadville, CO for a deep dive on all things Leadville and endurance racing. Alex has placed 3rd place overall at Leadville, and 3rd place at Elite National Championships, all the while being a husband and father to two kids and managing his own business. We sat down with Alex to go over his and Nate's Leadville prep and race strategies, and covered plenty of details on all things endurance racing. Tune in and enjoy!...

Duration:01:31:29

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

8/2/2018
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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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Nate's Leadville Preparation - The best way to hold your phone during workouts - How to inject tubeless sealant...

Duration:01:33:03

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

7/26/2018
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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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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...

Duration:01:26:47

Fitness Plateaus, VO2 Max Intervals, Solo Race Tactics & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 166

7/19/2018
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Join us live and bring your questions for a discussion on how to break through fitness plateaus, how people do VO2 Max intervals wrong, and a tactics discussion on how to win a bike race without a team. Episode 166 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is coming right up! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Race analysis of Tahoe Trail 100 - Why getting stuck behind slower riders may be...

Duration:01:29:05

The Beginner's Guide to Racing — Ask a Cycling Coach 165

7/12/2018
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We took your questions and suggestions to build a guide to bike racing for beginners with information and tops that can help even the most experienced of racers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Nutrition, pacing and equipment strategies for Tahoe Trail 100 • How to get into bike racing • Which type of bike racing is best for beginners? • How to find a group to ride with? • How...

Duration:01:32:36

40k TT State Champs, Naps for Cyclists, Leadville’s Best Secret and More — Ask a Cycling Coach 164

7/5/2018
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Six months of preparation has led to this 40k TT State Champs Recap. What we did wrong, what we did well, what we plan on changing moving forward, and your questions on tactics, naps and Leadville. Join us live for Episode 164 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Our takeaways from 40k TT State Championships - How to pace a windy time trial - How...

Duration:01:38:46

Time Trial Deep Dive, Pros vs. Joes, Carson City Recap and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 163

6/28/2018
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Our 40k TT is right around the corner, and for this episode of the podcast we've assembled every detail of our equipment, nutrition and strategy for you, along with a look at what makes pros better than amateurs and whether weight loss always makes you faster or not. Tune in and join us live! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - What makes pros better than amateurs - Two different...

Duration:01:50:12

Race Analysis: Carson City Off-Road with Keegan Swenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 162

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 rider'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...

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 road...

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...

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! - What is the TrainerRoad Ramp Test? - Why sustained...

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