First Race Expectations, Beating the Breakaway, Rest Week Diets and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 242

Setting expectations for the first race of the season, race tactics for when you miss the break, what to eat during a rest week and more is all covered in Episode 242 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • Pete’s takeaways from The Coast Ride
  • Tips to find the best gravel bike for you
  • Setting expectations for the first race of the season
  • How to add aerobic rides for effective training
  • The power of taking notes during training
  • What should you eat during a rest week?
  • How to plan your outdoor workouts for the most benefit
  • Race tactics for when you miss the break
  • Nutrition planning tips for long events

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

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

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


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

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For more cycling training knowledge, listen to the Ask a Cycling Coach — the only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. New episodes are released weekly.


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