Bonus Q&A on Respiratory Exchange Rates, Using Commutes Effectively, and Life-Training Balance

In episode 104, we wanted to give you something you’ve come to love about Fast Talk: a discussion on the science of training, and specifically answering your training questions about respiratory exchange rates, effectively using your bike commutes, and how to balance life with training.

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Why is Trevor riding a pink kid’s bike? Well, you’ll just have to listen to episode 104 to find out. Today, we answer the important questions like, what do Canadians do for their bachelor party? (Believe it or not, this pertains to your training!) We debated whether to run an episode today on dealing with the ramifications of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We decided to push that back; stay tuned next week for recommendations on adjusting your training and bolstering the mental skills to cope with anxiety, defeat, and uncertainty, which applies both to racing generally and to life right now.

Instead, today, in episode 104, we wanted to give you something you’ve come to love about Fast Talk: a discussion on the science of training, and specifically answering your training questions. In this episode, we take on three questions and cover details about respiratory exchange rates in relation to VO2max testing; we also discuss how to most effectively use your bike commute for training purposes; and finally, we address the always important, always challenging question of how to balance life with training. Kick your feet up, safely away from anyone, re-listen to that intro music to get excited, let’s make you fast!

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