Coaches Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor address questions on how running can be used in the base season to prevent boredom, proper recovery methods and timing for time-crunched athletes, the complexity of workouts, pre-race meal planning, and much more.
00:45 – How valuable is running as a way to complement cycling base training, in order to alleviate some of the boredom of zone 2 training?
8:31 – I just finished a hard block of work. How much time should I take off before I get back to regular training?
15:26 – As a follow-up to that question, should a time-crunched athlete do these types of workout blocks?
20:04 – How complex should my workout be?
38:40 – Pre-race meal planning: At the Leadville MTB Trail race, the start time is 6:30 a.m. Are people waking up at 3:30 a.m. to start eating, accepting that they will get a poor night of sleep anyways due to the pre-race excitement? Or are people slamming 1,500-calorie burritos closer to start time and just assuming that the intensity will be low enough at the gun to make that manageable?