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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

'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 maintain...

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 and...

Duration:01:11:45


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

12/28/2017
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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! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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:01:34:38


Missing Workouts, Garmin Data Fields, Recovery Drink Timing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 133

12/21/2017
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What to do when you miss a workout, Garmin data fields you need for racing, and when should you have a recovery drink & more. All of this and more in Episode 133 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 and...

Duration:01:24:39


Group Ride Tactics, Cross-Training, Rebounding After a Bad Race & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 132

12/14/2017
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Tactics and etiquette to make group rides better, what cyclists should know about cross-training and how to rebound from a disappointing result. All of this and more in Episode 132 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! • We're hiring software engineers! www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs • Why you...

Duration:01:23:26


Are Wide Tires Better, The Fat Burning Zone Myth, Brick Training & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 131

12/7/2017
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Are wider tires really better, what intensity is best for fat burning and can you brick strength training and cycling workouts? Get the answers in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! • We're hiring software engineers! Apply here. • Why you should sync Strava and Garmin Connect...

Duration:01:12:29


Faster Category Upgrades, Saddle Discomfort, Blood Donation & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 130

11/30/2017
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How to upgrade categories faster, getting rid of saddle discomfort, and how giving blood affects fitness. All of this and more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! • We're hiring software engineers! Apply here: https://trainerroad.recruiterbox.com/ • Why you should sync Strava...

Duration:01:12:02


Is Higher Cadence Better, How Crank Length Affects Power + More – Ask a Cycling Coach 129

11/20/2017
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Is a higher cadence actually better, how is crank length affecting your power output, and cornering drills that make you faster. All of this and more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Topics Covered in this episode: • How Cyclists Can Avoid Losing Fitness While Traveling • Is a higher cadence actually better? • Cadence myths busted • How to adjust your training as a parent • How to balance life with training • Cornering drills to make you a better bike handler • Do...

Duration:01:17:13


Special Guest: Ryan Cooper of Best Bike Split – Pacing, Crosswinds + More – Ask a Cycling Coach 128

11/16/2017
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Ryan Cooper is the founder of Best Bike Split, Chief Scientist at Training Peaks, and an expert on all things aerodynamics and pacing. We met up with Ryan in Kona to discuss how to achieve perfect pacing, aerodynamic advantages in time trialing, and triathlon tactics. Topics covered in this episode: • How Ryan Cooper became an expert in TT pacing • Should you go hard or easy on climbs? • How to properly pace a time trial • What cyclists can learn from triathletes • Are bike changes in time...

Duration:00:53:23


Ask a Cycling Coach: 127 – How To Be a Faster Mountain Biker with Lee McCormack

11/8/2017
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The hosts of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast worked with one of the best MTB skills coaches in the world, Lee McCormack of Lee Likes Bikes, to make you a faster mountain biker. Head over to blog.trainerroad.com to check out the video of this skills clinic. Topics covered in this episode: - How to avoid sketchy moments on the bike - How your knee position on a bike can change everything - How to stay stable in technical terrain - What is the proper body position for descending? - What is...

Duration:01:25:34


Ask a Cycling Coach: 126 – Live with Matt Fitzgerald at Rapha San Francisco!

11/5/2017
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Our first live, in-person podcast with special guest, Matt Fitzgerald! Join us live from Rapha San Francisco for a deep dive on the psychological side of endurance sports performance. Topics covered in this episode: • Why two riders with the same fitness and equipment will not get the same results • How to mentally prepare yourself for hard workouts or races • How to be optimistic and realistic as an endurance athlete • Are you suffering excessively in training and racing? • How to manage...

Duration:01:09:42


Ask a Cycling Coach: 125 – CX National Champs, Pacing Strategies, Dehydration & More

11/2/2017
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Nate returns from India with new insight on how to get power data from a gym bike while traveling, Jonathan gives you a complete guide to Cyclocross National Championships, and Chad goes deep into strength training and staying hydrated during late night workouts. Topics covered in this episode: • Live podcast recording w/Matt Fitzgerald November 4 at Rapha San • Francisco, with group ride thereafter! • Which power meter pedals are most flexible? • How to keep your training on track while...

Duration:01:17:55


Ask a Cycling Coach: 124 – Mauna Kea, Training While Traveling, Strength Training & More

10/25/2017
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The podcast hosts are back from Kona and share everything you need to know before climbing Mauna Kea. As Nate gets ready for another long trip overseas, we share the best on-the-go training setups, tips for how to keep your training on track while traveling, and 5 strength training exercises for cyclists. Topics covered in this episode: • Live podcast recording w/Matt Fitzgerald November 4 at Rapha San Francisco, with group ride thereafter! • What we learned from riding Mauna Kea • How to...

Duration:01:02:59


Ask a Cycling Coach: 123 – Special Guest: Matt Lieto on Grinduro and Mauna Kea

10/21/2017
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Professional triathlete and IRONMAN commentator, Matt Lieto, and your podcast hosts recorded a special episode to chop up Grinduro, one of the most interesting races on the calendar that you need to know about, and their preparation for one of the toughest climbs on earth, Mauna Kea. Topics covered: • Triathlon and gravel racing • A triathlete’s take on The Downieville Classic • What makes Downieville unique • Why training with bigger tires can make you faster on race day • The thing you...

Duration:00:59:42


Ask a Cycling Coach: 122 – Special Guest: Andrew Talansky on his move to triathlon

10/19/2017
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Andrew Talansky is one of the most successful American cyclists in history with a win at The Criterium du Dauphine, top ten Grand Tour finishes, domestic tour wins and national championship titles to his name. At 28 years old, some would say he has his whole road racing career ahead of him, but he's changing gears – the most successful American pro cyclist in recent times is moving sports to triathlon. We sat down with Andrew at the IRONMAN World Championships to discuss what a road...

Duration:00:56:25


Ask a Cycling Coach: 121 – How an Age Grouper Qualified for Kona

10/12/2017
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We sat down with Emmet Kelley, a triathlete from Ireland, to learn every detail about how he trained and qualified for IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. Topics covered in this episode: • How qualifying for Kona works • Which events should you pick to maximize your chances of qualifying • What type of swim, bike and run splits would you need to qualify for Kona • How to optimize your bike equipment • How to follow a training plan with a busy schedule • What made the biggest difference...

Duration:00:43:01


Ask a Cycling Coach: 120 – Levi's Gran Fondo, Century preparation, peak power, + more

10/9/2017
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• TrainerRoad's Product Manager mixing it up with the pros! • TrainerRoad athlete Liz Lyles' IM Chattanooga win • IRONMAN World Championships TrainerRoad plans • The podcast hosts are going to climb Mauna Kea! • Levi's Gran Fondo recap • How to train for Levi's Gran Fondo • What to know about the Levi's Gran Fondo course • How to recon a remote course • How to pace a long day in the saddle • What is a "passhole"? • 10 best tips for Levi's Gran Fondo • How to train between back to back big...

Duration:01:13:08


Ask a Cycling Coach: 119 – Live from Interbike with special guest, Dan Empfield

9/26/2017
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In this special episode we spoke with the God Father of triathlon innovation, Dan Empfield, at Interbike in Las Vegas, NV. Topics covered in this episode: - How triathlon wetsuits came to exist - What caused TT bikes to be designed as they are - The two most important bike fit measurements - How gravel racing could affect triathlon - How to know if a TT bike fits you before you buy it - How to avoid neck pain in aero position

Duration:00:47:42


Ask a Cycling Coach: 118 – Cross Vegas Review with Special Guest: Keegan Swenson

9/22/2017
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Keegan Swenson joins the hosts to review their race performances at Cross Vegas, sharing a lot of insight we never knew. Topics covered: * How to race with a bent derailleur hanger * The one thing you shouldn’t do right before a race * Why your disc brakes may be rubbing * How much aggression is okay in cx? * How to get a good start, even from the back of the pack * How to know when to make passes and when to wait * How to know if you should ride or run stairs? * How to not clip your...

Duration:00:51:39

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