Hot weather training and racing tips, why you might not need rest weeks, tips for aerodynamic field testing and more, all covered in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Join us live this Thursday at 8:00am Pacific!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How to beat hot weather
  • Why you may not actually need rest weeks
  • Are hiking and stair running good cross training
  • How to balance training with pregnancy
  • How long can you ride in the Sweet Spot zone?
  • How the digestive system reacts to a race
  • Tips for riders with small hands
  • Tips for aerodynamic field testing
  • How to pin your race number

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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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