121 // Should you build the best engine or focus on specificity, with Jim Miller

I’ll set the stage for today’s episode with an analogy. And apologies to those of you who don’t enjoy our car engine analogies; alas, we’re sticking with it on this episode. We ask the simple question: Which has the greatest chance of consistently producing the best performances: a powerful, finely-tuned, race-inspired engine—take your pick from […]

By Chris Case
July 22, 2020

120 // Q&A on FTP testing, structuring recovery weeks, and the sustainability of base training, with guest coach Steve Neal

Today Coach Connor and I are joined by Coach Steve Neal of The Cycling Gym, which now resides exclusively in the virtual world: The Cycling Gym. Let’s get into the questions.  Our first question comes from Dan S., as a follow-up to episode 113 on recovery period lengths: “What do you make of the FTP test […]

By Chris Case
July 17, 2020

119 // How to use data to make better training decisions, with Tim Cusick

Today we’re taking a good long look at training metrics. We’ve released previous episodes on how to use different numbers, what many of them mean, and how they’re calculated. Today, we tie it together into one package, with a master of data analytics, Tim Cusick, who is not only the product leader for TrainingPeaks’ WKO […]

By Chris Case
July 17, 2020

118 // Q&A on sweat rates, going polarized for ’cross, VLAmax, big gear work, and recovery tools, with guest coach Grant Holicky

In today’s Q&A episode we invited coach and co-owner of Forever Endurance, Grant Holicky, to join us for a lengthy discussion on a myriad of topics. First, we converse about sweat rates. Ernest Boskovic references our discussion in episode 111 with Dr. Cheung, and asks several intriguing questions. (It makes us believe we’ll soon invite […]

By Chris Case
July 1, 2020

117 // The Art of Cornering and Descending, with Emile Abraham

You might not think of cornering as science—after all, the title of this episode is the art of cornering—but today we’ll try to hit the subjects of cornering and descending from many sides. Obviously, there’s plenty of physics involved in making a bike arc through a sweeping bend. We’ll tell you all about the forces […]

By Chris Case
June 24, 2020
Kristen Legan

116 // Q&A on the art of listening to your body, ketogenic diets, and the GLUT4 transporter, with guest coach Kristen Legan

In today’s episode, we’ve invited Rambleur Rising coach and elite gravel racer Kristen Legan to help answer your many insightful questions. To give you a broader range of coaching opinions, Kristen joins Trevor and me to talk about the art of listening to your body, ketogenic diets, glucose transport, and much more. Kristen has a […]

By Chris Case
June 17, 2020