Author Archives: Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.


Running Out of Matches, VO2 Training for Steady State Athletes and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 151

How to avoid running out of “matches”, should steady state athletes skip VO2 training, a testing protocol for different positions and more in the Episode 151 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s new fitness testing protocol How much difference can you expect in FTP on your TT…


Get Faster in Aero Position, Antioxidants for Athletes, and Buying Speed – Ask a Cycling Coach 150

Why your FTP is different in the aero position and how to change that, are antioxidants worthwhile for athletes, and which upgrades get you the most value in Episode 150 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode What you need to know before climbing Haleakala How elevation affects power output…


Live Q&A with The Pros: Marc Pro Cycling’s Dave Christenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 149

Join us at 8:00am PDT Thursday, March 29 for another special episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast – a live Q&A on stage racing and road race tactics with Marc Pro Cycling’s Dave Christenson.  Topics covered in this episode How to recover between stages in the same day What type of fitness…


Team Camp Special: Team Marc Pro Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 148

In the second part of our mini-series on training camps we spoke with Team Marc Pro Cycling on how they use team camps to get faster, and dug into team roles and stage racing tactics and strategy.  Topics covered in this episode The difference between crit and road race focused teams How to bond…


Live Q&A with the Pros: Team Clif Bar Cycling’s Pete Morris – Ask a Cycling Coach 147

A special live Q&A episode with Team Clif Bar Cycling’s Pete Morris covering everything from crit tactics to nutrition.  Topics covered in this episode How to train with specificity for time trials Pete’s favorite Clif Bar How to know when to brake coming into turns How to “roll” turns without braking How to time…


Team Camp Special: Team Clif Bar Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 146

In this special episode we discussed how to use team camps to make you faster and team tactics for criteriums with Team Clif Bar Cycling.  Topics covered in this episode The difference between team camp and training camp The importance of team bonding for cyclists How fit are pro cyclists? Why power to weight…


How To Get More Aero, Time Trial Recon, Trainer Calibration & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 145

A deep dive into aerodynamic testing, how to recon a TT like a pro, smart trainer calibration and more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode We’re hiring! Apply here. When should you do a spin down calibration on your smart trainer? How to calibrate a…


Low Cadence, Training Stress Guide, Pain Killers & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 144

Low cadence/high force drills, a guide to Training Stress, pain killers & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode We’re hiring! www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs What you need to know about bike demos What makes a training plan worthwhile? How to train for cycling while training for a…


Aero TT Equipment, Mental Limits, Taper vs. Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 143

Time Trial equipment that makes you faster, mental vs. physical limits, taper vs recovery weeks & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode The best equipment to use for a 40k TT How to find the best TT bike for you Which aero bars are…


Standing Climbing, Sub-8 Leadville, Multiple Peaks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 142

Standing vs. seated climbing, what it takes to go sub-8 at Leadville, peaking more than once & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What it’s like to ride at professional team camps Tactics or power to weight – which matters most? How pro cyclists…


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