Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281

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What happens when you do high intensity efforts during base training, what it was like for Amber to be a pro domestique, and tips for beginner racers on their first year of racing and mountain bike stage races. Tune into Episode 281 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast for this and more!

Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: TrainerRoad Forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEMTrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals.• Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/33cAtM1• Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3i7niAd• Get Started: https://bit.ly/3mZTetS------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE• Off-season plans for the hosts • How to plan an off-season • First season tips for beginners • MTB stage race tips from Alex Wild • What it was like for Amber being a pro domestique • Warming up for Enduro and other short races • A guide to ERG mode • How often should you take the Ramp Test • Guide to getting strength training equipment • Training in bad air quality • Mid-ride bottle handling etiquette • Which power smoothing settings are best? • Do high intensity efforts ruin base training? • What is the goal of base training? • Can you race during the Base Phase? • Would you rather have a high FTP or sustainable power?------------------------------------------------------------------ SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES PODCAST• iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/successful-athletes-podcast-presented-by-trainerroad/id1516326667 • Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zdWNjZXNzZnVsYXRobGV0ZXMubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?hl=en ------------------------------------------------------------------

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