Tactics for Bigger Riders, Extra Recovery, Racing a New Category and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 235

The benefits of being a larger rider, when to add extra recovery, staying competitive after an upgrade to cat 2 and more will be discussed in Episode 235 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. 

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • The do’s and don’ts of fast group rides
  • Is enduro riding quality training for an XC mountain biker?
  • How to pace intervals to get the most from your workouts
  • Why being a larger rider can actually be a benefit
  • How to know when you need extra recovery time
  • Tips to stay competitive after your cat 2 upgrade
  • How to train for races with fast starts
  • The coaches’ holiday wishlists

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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.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


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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