Kona Learnings, L-Carnitine’s effect on Performance, Tapers and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 230

Join us live for Episode 230 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we’ll share what we learned at IRONMAN World Championships, the effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance, how to alter your taper for specific races and much more.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Kona athletes recap from Ironman World Champs
  • Coach Jonathan’s experience of being hit by a car
  • Integrating standing in your TrainerRoad Workouts
  • The effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance
  • How does a taper differ between types of races?
  • Should gravity racers train cardio differently than other cyclists?
  • Nutrition tips for enduro racers
  • How to keep your bottles from falling off the bike
  • Is cadence and precision important during recovery intervals?

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Kona Special Interview – Nate Zarlengo – Ask a Cycling Coach 228

Nate Zarlengo is coming into Kona already having overcome a big obstacle. After so many hard hours training and preparing, hitting a car on his bike days before the race is the last thing he expected. Regardless, he is not going to let it slow him down. Tune in to hear Nate’s experience and his feelings going into IRONMAN World Championships.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • Nate’s start in triathlon
  • Nate by the numbers
  • Managing work, travel, family, and triathlon
  • Nate’s nutrition strategy
  • Dealing with hitting a car days before the race
  • How Nate heat trained for Kona
  • Nate’s support team
  • Who will win Ironman World Champs this year?

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