Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

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Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Creating a Custom Garmin Screen for Outside Workouts: https://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/360028380691-Creating-a-Custom-Garmin-Screen Wahoo Outside Workouts Best Practices: https://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/360032519512-Wahoo-Outside-Workout-Best-Practices 8 Principles of Healthy Nutrition with Amber Pierce: https://www.trainerroad.com/blog/8-principles-of-healthy-nutrition-with-amber-pierce/

------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE

- Intro and Adaptive Training Update 0:08​

- What Alex Wild learned racing the US Cup Pro XCTs in Fayetteville, AR 4:47​

- How to learn technical courses quickly 6:33​

- Preparing for race intensity 13:26​

- How to adjust your pacing strategy based on call-up position 24:09​

- How to manage unexpected disappointments 26:40​

- A deep dive on TrainerRoad Outside Workouts 29:40​

- Why individuals get rewards in cycling instead of teams 1:03:16

- How to overcome mental limitations 1:10:47​

- Are standing desks good or bad for cyclists? 1:16:46​

- Best gearing choices for gravel racing 1:23:05​

- How to manage life stress and recovery for athletes 1:23:45​

- A guide to getting started with healthy eating for cyclists 1:38:06​

- Live question and answers 1:49:51

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