miss a workout

What to do when you miss a workout

Topics Covered In This Episode: Determining key workouts vs. everything else What to do when you miss a key workout Example: Missed a key Tuesday interval workout Example: Missed a key Thursday workout before big weekend Example: Missed long ride on a weekend day Adjusting training start times based on recovery-duration-between-key-workouts When to do or …

emma langley

How to Get Faster on the Bike – Part 2, with guest Emma Langley

Topics Covered In This Episode: What to do differently once you’ve been training for a while. The value of cycling skills work – even at the Women’s WorldTour level How recovery and doing less off the bike makes you faster on the bike Perspectives athletes can change that lead to improved performance. Race day tactics …

sam boardman

How to get faster on the bike – Part 1

Topics Covered In This Episode: The multiple meanings of “getting faster” in cycling The role of annual training volume in progression Fueling for speed The benefits of doing something new and doing nothing at all Why patience is essential for long-term improvement Guest Host and CTS Coach Adam Pulford is joined by Sam Boardman, a …

post-event blues

What the Funk? Dealing with the Post-Event Blues

Topics Covered In This Episode: Physical and psychological responses to completing a major goal. Three post-event questions to ask yourself Planning ahead to mitigate the post-event funk. Distinguishing post-race funk from overtraining Managing family expectations during post-event period Practical examples from iconic events: Cape Epic  Leadville 100 MTB La Ruta de los Conquistadores Guest In …

when to test ftp

When and How Frequently Should You Test Your Cycling FTP?

Topics Covered In This Episode: When is a good time to test FTP? When should you NOT test your FTP? How do you know an unscheduled FTP test is warranted? How much of an FTP change (+ or -) is necessary before changing FTP values used for training ranges? What to do with your new …

Cycling training data mistakes podcast episode

5 Common Mistakes You’re Likely Making With Your Training Data

Topics Covered In This Episode: What cyclists get wrong about Normalized Power Setting your training zones correctly How Normalized Power and Average Power compare How to use kilojoules to measure your workload and plan out your fueling strategy Show Links: How Normalized Power Works: https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/218243287-Why-is-my-normalized-power-lower-than-my-average-power WKO5 Analytical Tool: https://www.wko5.com/ Related Content: Article – Energy Expenditure: …

CTL Chronic Training Load

What Is Chronic Training Load (CTL) And How To Use It To Improve Performance

Table of Contents This content is available in multiple formats. Click below to jump to the format of your choice. Podcast with Adam Pulford Video with Adam Pulford Article by Chris Carmichael Note: Several cycling training terms used throughout this post are trademarked by TrainingPeaks, including Training Stress Score®, Normalized Power®, and Intensity Factor®. Additionally, …

Cycling climb out of the saddle episode

Should You Climb Out Of The Saddle?

Topics Covered In This Episode: Deciding when you should climb out of the saddle 3 factors to consider The main benefits The science behind climbing out of the saddle Proper technique Downsides to climbing out of the saddle Tips for training indoors Guest: Renee Eastman is a CTS Premier Level Coach and has been coaching …