Upgrading Categories, Fat Burning, Food Allergies and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 233

Upgrading race categories, the myth of “the fat burning zone,” food sensitivities vs food allergies and more will all be covered in Episode 233 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • Is the “fat burning zone” a myth?
  • Food sensitivities vs food allergies
  • Are dairy products bad for performance?
  • How to ride rollers
  • Dealing with injury and returning to training
  • How to transition from triathlon to cycling
  • Suspension setup tips
  • When should you upgrade categories?
  • How to pee on the bike during a race

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Training When Sick, Weight Gain to Build Power, Anemia and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 232

Training while sick, gaining weight to increase power, how to modify training for athletes with anemia and much more will be discussed on Episode 232 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How to modify training for athletes with anemia
  • What indoor workouts suit rollers better than a trainer?
  • Healthy eating tips that the coaches use
  • Do lighter riders need to put on weight to increase power?
  • What do you lose by skipping recovery rides?
  • Should you still train when sick?
  • How does riding easy on downhills affect normalized power?

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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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