Join us for Episode 185 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be having a discussion on whether proper pedaling technique is a myth, how to win races with low power output, when triathletes should use a road bike instead of a TT bike and taking your live questions.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.



Topics covered in this episode

  • Adjusting your training plan when life gets busy
  • How to select a specialty plan
  • How to return to training after breaking a collarbone
  • Does one pedaling technique trump all others?
  • Riding to conserve energy in a race
  • Is Traditional Base better than Sweet Spot Base if time is not limited?
  • How to spark up your motivation to get on the bike
  • When is a road bike faster than a TT bike?

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.

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