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The Science of Getting Faster Podcast cuts through the noise and talks directly to the scientists doing the latest research into how to become a faster cyclist, stronger athlete, and healthier person. Join Coach Chad Timmerman and CEO Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad as they interview a new researcher every month about their latest studies, what question they were hoping to answer, how they structured the study, what they observed and what they are still hoping to learn.
 
The objective of the LowLands Cycling podcast is to get more people cycling or people cycle more and enjoy themselves doing it. I probably must explain what N+1 in the title stands for...amongst cyclist N+1 is a known principle where the letter N equates to the number of bikes you own, ….......the +1 results in always looking to acquire a new bike to add to your collection. Here at Lowlands cycling we take a different angle in addition to the existing N+1 rule. N also stands for: Cycling com ...
 
This revamped DC Rainmaker Podcast (interim working title) takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with detailed geekery analyis!
 
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Anaerobic training is important for many athletes, but does its high-sugar burning nature lower your FTP? We’ll dig into the science of anaerobic training, lactate threshold, glycolysis, meal timing and much more in Episode 326 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Traine…
 
When James Dunleap started structured training he was very motivated by the numbers and data of training. Over time what started out as a healthy source of motivation though, progressed into a harmful preoccupation. In this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast James shares how he built a healthier relationship to food, training, and weight lo…
 
Cross-training is not usually considered as necessary for cyclists, but should it be? We’ll cover the science of cross-training, how to raise power while dropping weight and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - TrainerRoad launched a Free Trial!…
 
Angela Chang balanced following a training plan, family and career to prepare for a 1,000km self-supported off-road race across British Columbia. Find out how Angela used TrainerRoad’s mid-volume training plans to prepare for such a huge challenge and what she did to cross the line after seven days of riding! Continue the discussion on the TrainerR…
 
We know you burn energy in training, but what about when you recover? What processes happen in your body and how much energy does it take? We’ll cover this and go into the do’s and don’ts of training camps with two pros from the Orange Seal Off-Road Team, Hannah Finchamp and Alex Wild! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED I…
 
Matt Dockins is a Florida-based mountain biker that trained for and won a national championship in the high altitude of Colorado. Listen in to find out how Matt used TrainerRoad and what sort of training he did to prepare for racing above 9,000’ (2,743m). Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum Be a guest…
 
BWR Asheville winner Sofía Gomez Villafañe joins Coach Chad and Jonathan for a deep dive on elevation training, when to train high, when to train low, using elevation tents and more. Tune in now and get faster! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Sofia’s BWR Ashville experience 5:49 - How do the fitness r…
 
Jessica Brooks is a mother, VP at a Fortune 400 company, and an athlete who used TrainerRoad to raise her FTP by 24 watts and win a 2021 Masters National Criterium Championship. Tune in to learn how she balances training with her busy life, how she trained to be competitive at a national level, and what she did to win her age group championship. Co…
 
Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his Leadville and Breck Epic wins and to help us answer your questions on training with bad air quality, finding your strengths and weaknesses and much more. Tune in now and get faster! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN TODAY’S EPISODE Keegan’s experience at Leadville and the Brec…
 
Please be advised: this episode contains discussions about mental health that may be difficult for some listeners. If you are in need of help or support, please contact: In the US: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — tel: 18002738255 In the UK: Samaritans — 116 123 Before she was a professional cyclist, Amber Pierce was a high-level swimmer aspi…
 
Please be advised: this episode contains discussions about mental health that may be difficult for listeners. If you are in need of help or support, please contact: In the US: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — tel:18002738255 In the UK: Samaritans — 116 123 This week, we have a very special episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Before sh…
 
Please be advised: this episode contains discussions about mental health that may be difficult for listeners. If you are in need of help or support, please contact: In the US: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — tel:18002738255 In the UK: Samaritans — 116 123 Before she was a professional cyclist, Amber Pierce was a high-level swimmer aspiring t…
 
We interviewed 10 of the fastest athletes taking on the Leadville 100 to find out how they are uniquely preparing their bodies, equipment and execution strategies to find success at one of the biggest mountain bike races in the world. Tune in to hear from Sarah Sturm, Eddie Anderson, Laura King, Peter Stetina, Katerina Nash, Alex Wild, Hannah Finch…
 
Three months before the Silver Rush 50, Kate McLaughlin sustained an injury that would keep her off of her mountain bike for three months. Eager to keep her Leadville goals on track, Kate looked for a new outlook and approach to training. Tune into this episode of the Successful Athletes podcast to hear how Kate pushed through setbacks, found a tra…
 
As the race season comes to an end, it’s time to begin to reflect on your journey. Moving forward, what are your plans for next season? We’ll cover this and more in Episode 319 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- LEARN MORE ABOUT ADAPTIVE TRAINING Adaptive Training Video: https://youtu.be/gE2yPYZ15ew A…
 
Five years ago Sofía never thought she would be an Olympian, but years of hard work and dedication helped her achieve this massive and daunting goal. Tune in as Sofía shares her inspiring and unconventional path to becoming an Olympian, as we discuss her training, mental fortitude and execution for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Continue the discussion o…
 
How are testosterone levels, recovery and adaptation affected by hair-loss drugs, how do you train explosivity, and how do you build an ideal leadout train? We’ll cover this and more in Episode 318 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - How to pace yourself in a fast race …
 
Francesco Magisano, blind since the age of 16, is a triathlete, cyclist, and the New York City metro region director for Achilles International, a global organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Tune in to learn how Francesco used TrainerRoad to add 120w to his FTP…
 
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his two National Championship wins and his unexpectedly bumpy ride at Belgian Waffle Ride, as well as answering your questions on recovery modalities and joining us for a discussion on leadout train tactics and training. ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS …
 
Jarret Oldham is an Elite Road Racer that competes in the PRT series for the First Internet Bank Team. Jarret uses TrainerRoad’s High Volume Training Plans as the foundation of his training and has used them to raise his FTP from 350w up to a massive 414w. Tune in to find out how Jarret has achieved this level of success, how he prepares himself fo…
 
What muscle fiber type is best for cycling, how do you influence it, and how much of it is genetic? We’ll cover this as well as pro cyclist data and why many athletes don’t share it, how to race in dangerous circumstances and manage crashes and much more in Episode 316 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! --------------------------------------------…
 
This week, we have a very special episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We caught up with 10 professional mountain bikers to learn how they prepared for the MTB National Championships in Winter Park, CO. Learn how these athletes prepared for high elevation, what nutrition plan they’re following for the race, much more all covered in this week…
 
John Peter is a father of five, high school ESL teacher, track and soccer coach, and endurance athlete who has used TrainerRoad to manage training throughout battling and managing bipolar disorder. John has a long history of high-volume endurance training and racing that masked many signs of bipolar disorder throughout the years, but through his jo…
 
Does metabolic efficiency change at different intensities, when do you choose to mark a rider or go solo and make them chase, how to increase your sustained power abilities and much more all covered in this week’s Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Carrying momentum while cor…
 
Welcome to the podcast that’s dedicated to making you a faster cyclist, the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast presented by TrainerRoad. I’m Coach Jonathan Lee and each week on this podcast we answer the questions you submit to make you a faster cyclist. I’m joined by a rotating cast of coaching and pro athlete co-hosts including our Head Coach Chad Timme…
 
Every year, thousands of athletes aim to achieve the ultimate goal in full distance triathlon—qualify for the Ironman World Championships, in Kona, Hawaii. In this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast, Ray Brunker shares how he achieved this goal of qualifying for Kona and what he recommends to other athletes who want to do the same. Continue…
 
Logan McPherson, a busy sales professional, is going from the couch to criterium racing with the help of TrainerRoad and Jeff Linder of NorCal Cycling. Learn how Logan started training, mistakes to avoid, how he won in a photo finish, and more in this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast. Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: http…
 
Coach Chad is back! This week we dig into how VO2max affects FTP, why heart rate may be lower or higher for different people at different times, and discussions about positioning in aggressive groups, heat, crashing and more inspired by Tulsa Tough. ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Intro 0:04 - Jonatha…
 
Taylor Lideen, the winner of the 357 mile Unbound XL gravel race, joins us to talk about how he trained for such a massive race, his nutrition and equipment choices, how he executed on race day, as well as his tips for endurance athletes and a discussion on the intersection of mental health and endurance sport. Follow Taylor on Instagram: https://w…
 
How to reach and maintain peak fitness for as long as possible, how many all-out efforts does a rider have each year, how to use elevation training and heat training to get faster and much more in Episode 311 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! ---------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE - Intro 0:03 - How long can…
 
Whether it’s elevation, heat, technicality or just an abnormally strong field, going the extra mile to make sure you are ready for your goal event can make a big difference. Tune is as we discuss this, as Amber shared what she is learning about pregnancy and cycling, and as Pete shares tips on mid-ride nutrition in Episode 310 of the Ask a Cycling …
 
Dylan Schlagater was introduced to mountain bike racing through his middle school mountain bike team. Now 16 years old, Dylan races in the Varsity category of NICA’s Texas League and at the pro Cat 1 level in Austin, Texas. Learn how Dylan’s used fun and structure to reach a 5.6 watts per kilogram and reach his racing goals in this episode of the S…
 
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