Winter Athlete Q an A

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It’s Athlete Q and A time! One of my favorite things to do is communicate with athletes and share what we have learned along the way to make our sport and athletic endeavors better. We have all kinds of questions covering where you can find the show, bike fit, doping with baking soda, meditation on the run or ride, FTP tests, other podcasts, hill repeats indoors, the best power meter and smart trainers, running with power and more!

So take a look below to check out the questions. I have included links to these show notes to the question but the vast majority of the answers will be on the podcast itself.

Q. What to do when your di2 Battery dies halfway through a long ride

Q. @KOMbikeTalk asks… Is the Endurance QuickCast on Google Play?


Q. Should shoes be clipped into the pedals at transition. I swapped some tweets with @ppcone and @evarella about Managing shoes in a duathlon and triathlon transition.

Q. Can you meditate on the run? I also swapped some tweets with @MegP4 about meditation on the run

Q. Doping with baking soda, you can’t be for real? On @UKRunChat @MelissaKahn7 brought up “Soda Doping” I shared some information on serial loading Baking Soda in an effort to act as a lactic acid buffer and how Beta-Alanine is a better alternative for most.

Q. Hi Rob. A question here for the podcast. I’ve been plagued with hamstring cramps last year
and this year so far as well after my rides. I do use the foam roller post ride but it
never fails that sometime during the night I shoot out of bed with cramping hamstring.

Q. Also what do you think of aluminum handlebar stem with carbon bars for my commuter bike?

Q. How can I automatically upload my training activities from Garmin Edge Bike Computer or Forerunner Watch?

Q. What Size Cranks should I get, are their circumstances where it makes sense to go shorter or longer

Q. Should FTP tests be done on a trainer or outdoors

Q. Have you been on other Podcasts?

I was recently on an episode of Faster Than Normal

Before that, I was the founder, co-host, and writer for the first 80+ shows of Cycling360

Q. What is the best Smart Trainer, What is the best Power Meter

Q. Can Hill Repeats be done indoors

Q. What can I do to better fall asleep

Q. What data fields should I have on training activity page

Q. Is it possible to run with power?

Q. Is it normal for indoor power to be different from outdoor power?

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