How can you get the most out of your training without overcooking yourself before your big event? Robbie Ventura, former professional cyclist turned endurance coach, joins Dr. Kevin Sprouse to discuss the delicate balance of building fitness while maintaining freshness through periodization, intensity management, monitoring recovery, and developing a comprehensive race strategy.
Robbie talks through how to integrate both subjective feedback and objective metrics – overall underscoring the value of human connection and support in coaching, a factor that artificial intelligence can’t replicate. Kevin and Robbie highlight the significance of targeting the lactate threshold for optimal performance in endurance events. Plus, Robbie outlines a sample training plan and progression for an athlete preparing for a long-distance cycling event.