Author Archives: 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.


Pedaling Technique, Smarter Racing, TT vs. Road Bikes and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 185

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…


Single Events vs. Seasons, Commuting, Explosive Power & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 184

Training for a single event is straightforward, but what about a whole season of racing? Join us live for a discussion on this, fitting commuting into a training plan, how to build explosive power and more in Episode 184 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.…


Dropping Weight, Stretching Peaks, Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 183

Dropping weight while raising power, making peak fitness last for multiple races and recovering properly are all very difficult ideals for a cyclist to achieve. Episode 183 will explore how to discover and push your limits for each of these ideals. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this…


Racer Interview – Justin Thomas – Ask a Cycling Coach 182

Justin Thomas is a Masters XC National Champion who shifted focus to a Cyclocross National Championship in 2017. Tune in and bring your questions as we dig into what it took to be nationally competitive in CX, how it differed from MTB, and how he balanced training, career and family responsibilities. More show notes and…


24 HOP, Cooling Techniques, Tolerating Stress, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 177

Episode 177 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is going to be a fun one! 24 Hours In The Old Pueblo registration is closed and it’s time to strategize on endurance team racing, we’ll discuss creative ways to stay cool on the bike, and the proper way to train your body to absorb more…


CX, Road Enduro, Block Periodization, Heart Rate & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 176

A discussion on cyclocross, road enduro, block periodization, heart rate, nutrition and more, all in Episode 176 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this episode New TrainerRoad Forum ( Forum.TrainerRoad.com ) TrainerRoad kits now available! New TrainerRoad Calendar TrainerRoad Pricing Updates…


Special Guest Katerina Nash – Ask a Cycling Coach 175

5x Olympian Katerina Nash joined us live from Interbike in front of a studio audience for a deep dive on cyclocross. Tune in and learn from one of cycling’s most successful athletes!  Topics covered in this episode How to for Cyclocross Racing Choosing tires for specific CX Courses Using Running to get in shape…


Road Tactics, Ice Baths, Body Fat scales & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 174

Join us for this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll review a list of scenarios you can keep ready to manage every race situation, discuss whether ice baths are effective or not, tell you which body fat scales you can trust, and much more.  Topics covered in this episode Live podcast…


Genetics and Sprinting, Rebounding From a Bad Race, Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 173

How much of a role do genetics play in your ability to sprint, how do you recover from a bad race performance, and should your nutrition change for late night workouts? Join us live for discussion on all of this and more in Episode 173 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered…


How to Plan a Year of Training and Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 172

Planning an entire year of training and racing can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Episode 172 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast will go over every detail you need to know before planning your next season.  Topics covered in this episode How a podcast listener won a 250mi MTB race…


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