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.


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…


Attacking Like a Pro, Easy Sweetspot Work, Supplements & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 141

What most people don’t understand about attacks, how to make Sweetspot work easier, supplements for cyclists & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode • The best way to ease into long intervals • How early should you start pre-race nutrition? • Are attacks more…


How Training Changes Your Body, Matching Nutrition With Intensity & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 140

What changes happen in your body at different intensities, how to match nutrition with your workouts, a coach’s guide to using TrainerRoad & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad workouts now have thumbnail images in Strava! Why you should consider refining your pedaling…


Foam Rolling, Faster Triathlon Times, Genetics vs. Talent & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 139

Does foam rolling actually work, the real reason why triathlon times are getting faster, how much of performance is due to genetics & more! Join us live for this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s Facebook Beta Group How to know when you should upgrade…


How Age Affects Performance, Can Time Trialists Sprint & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 138

How age affects performance, can time trialists sprint, why average power is so low in cyclocross & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s Facebook Beta Group What DEXA scans tell you about your body Do I need to replicate the distance of…


‘Cross Nats Takeaways, TT Bike Fits, Using Weight To Your Advantage & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 137

What we learned watching and racing cyclocross for 7 days straight, how to get the best TT bike fit, how to use extra weight to your advantage & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What we learned from CX Nationals How to get…


Cyclocross Deep Dive With The Pros – Ask a Cycling Coach 136

Pro Cyclocross racers Cody Kaiser and Courtenay McFadden stopped by TrainerRoad HQ for a deep dive on cyclocross training and racing in front of an in-studio audience during Cyclocross National Championships in Reno, NV.  Topics covered in this episode Dismounting tips from the pros Should you do a step-through or not? How often should…


Warmup Science, Pre-Workout Nutrition, Recovery Drinks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 135

What happens to your body during a warmup, the do’s and don’ts of pre-workout nutrition, why you may reconsider your next recovery drink & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad CX Nationals Athlete Panel Event We’re hiring three software engineers! (www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs) Why…