Q&A on Cross Training, Workout Complexity, and Pre-Race Nutrition

Ryan and Trevor tackle questions on how running can be used in the base season, recovery for time-crunched athletes, the complexity of workouts, pre-race meal planning, and much more.

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?

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