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.


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…


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…