Single Events vs. Seasons, Commuting, Explosive Power & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 184


@Nate Quick clarification, do you eat the Ezekiel bread with honey (1 slice per 30 min SSI) BEFORE or AFTER your ride? Thanks


I appreciate the mistake! :slight_smile:


I thought the Ezekiel raisin bread with honey sounded like a good pre-workout snack. Went to pick some up today…$9.99 a loaf at Safeway. That is crazy.


Hi guys, enjoyed the podcast as always!

A few things on the last three topics;

Early morning training - so much easier when the sun is up, but in these dark winter nights I’m using lunch/afternoon by preference even at the expenses of sessions.

Back country skiing - I would love to train for this as I get to the Alps a few times in the winter. Any recommendations for ski training plans that fit with the Full Distance Tri plan? :slight_smile:

Commute training - I had much more success the year I cycled 9-13hrs per week in commutes (2-2.25hrs each way), not so much success the two years I’ve been doing TR partly due to motivation and time: If I have to get on the bike to get to work and get paid, I’m going to do it come hell or high water! This season I’m planning to combine Full Distance with replacements outdoor rides, power meter on and quite hilly 45km rides to work. I’ll report how it goes…


Another vote for please including all of the information in every podcast. Many of us have jobs or life that prevents live viewing.


Yes. I think live is like 4am or something. I love the extra material, but no that much.


Did I hear right and a brief dialogue between @chad and @Nate about gains being made during rest and one needs to factor rest into their training plans? Rest I assume means a number of weeks off or recovery/taper type workouts.