The VeloNews Fast Talk podcast is your source for the best training advice and most compelling insight on what it takes to become a better cyclist.
In episode 78, we discuss the incredible demands placed on every rider in the Tour de France — both physiological and psychological — with Ciaran O'Grady, a coach with Dimension Data.
In episode 77, we hear from coaches, athletes, and cycling experts with decades of experience, from fitting to training, nutrition to race craft, about the biggest mistakes even pros make — and how to avoid them.
In episode 76, we discuss the importance of balancing recovery with training stress, and the best tools to help you decide when to keep pushing, and when to rest.
In episode 75, we discuss high intensity training within the polarized model, with one of the most influential researchers working today, Dr. Stephen Seiler.
In episode 74, we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims about the numerous and complex differences between male and female physiology, and the significant impact that has on women's training and performance.
In episode 73, we talk about the important balance between our aerobic and glycolytic energy systems and why they may require a little give and take.
In episode 72, we discuss one of the most ubiquitous terms in cycling: training zones. We dive into their strengths and weaknesses, standards, and limitations.
In episode 71, we discuss the training, experience, and challenge of one-day and multi-day gran fondos — everything you need to know to crush or simply complete your next event.
In episode 70, we discuss the compelling concept of finding your physiological strengths through moments of failure with the engineer behind Xert.
In episode 69, we discuss the critical but often neglected topic of functional training, which has both performance and injury prevention benefits.