Join us for discussions on dominant team tactics, the best pre-workout snacks, a guide to understanding CTL and more!

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What to pay attention to when you pre-ride a course
  • Tire pressure: how low is too low?
  • Why you should start with lower pressure than you think
  • How to develop a Plan B race strategy
  • Pacing long climbs
  • A guide to understanding CTL
  • Why are you always out of breath climbing stairs?
  • Should you ride with a flat or rounded back?
  • Why you can put out power on climbs, but not flats
  • How to be fast on flat terrain
  • Should you eat beans before your next workout?
  • How to counter a dominant team

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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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