The only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach podcast gives you the chance to get answers to your cycling and triathlon training questions with USAC/USAT Level I certified coach Chad Timmerman and other special guests.
Olympic Qualification, Low Power, Tech Skills and more with Clif Pro Team
Qualifying for the Olympics is an interesting and complicated process that sees pro racers adjust their training and race calendars in unique ways that us amateur cyclists can learn from. This week we talk to Clif Pro Team’s Sofía Gomez Villafañe and Russell Finsterwald about how they have worked through their roles in the Olympic qualification process as well how they prepared for an early season race in the heat of Puerto Rico, and how to level up technical skill.
Getting Dropped, Caloric Deficits, Supplements
What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Belgian Racing with Eamon Lucas
Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in different regions and formats that have helped Eamon be successful.
Fastest Known Times, Motivation, Consistency
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss how he recaptured the White Rim FKT and to discuss how pro athletes manage expectations over a multi-year development plan, how to maintain motivation and consistency, pedaling technique, bike tech and much more.
Winning Moves, Adrenaline, Sleep Deprivation and More
You need fitness, strategy and luck to make the sort of move that wins a race, so how do you increase your chances of winning? We’ll dig into this, adrenaline’s effect on endurance performance, and into whether or not training yourself to perform in a sleep deprived state is worthwhile for endurance athletes. Tune into Episode 300 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast now!
Polarized Training Deep Dive and TrainerRoad’s Training Plans
Polarized Training is a hot topic of conversation and has been a central part of recent criticism toward TrainerRoad’s training plans. In this episode, we cover the basics of endurance training, go in-depth into the ten studies that have been used to criticize TrainerRoad, comprehensively review the current Polarized Training research, and take a deeper look at how TrainerRoad’s training plans are structured, then address the most common questions about them.
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What a treat that TR provides this podcast for free. Every week, I get to listen to kindred spirits who share my passion for endurance sports and devote their professional lives to figuring out how we can all get faster, ride pain free and safely, and enjoy a balanced life.
From podcast to marketing gimmick
Have listened for the past year and found that initially they felt full of great info and interesting variety of interviewees. Lately it’s become just packed full of TR flogging and answering customer questions. Could save me 15-20min of skipping if they just flushed out FAQs and maybe hired some more support staff.
Use the podcasts and TrainerRoad together. I am in my 3rd year. This podcast is fantastic. Good advice and wise training strategies for most levels of cycling. The MTB emphasis has dampened my enthusiasm since I am a roadie after a very bad crash alone on a mtb. But still the information is relevant. Looking forward to the adaptive software and will stay loyal to all of their podcasts. #getfaster #getfasteroutside.