Managing your Training Load with Coach Taylor Thomas

Managing your training load is important for meeting your goals

As much as we might like it, each ride cannot be the fastest and best ride of our lives. In today’s podcast, we have our friend Coach Taylor Thomas of Thomas Endurance Coaching on to discuss the best way to manage your training load to reach your goals.

In today’s episode we discuss:

  • The three variables you can control to add structure:

    • Intensity
    • Volume
    • Duration
  • Adding structure to your ride

  • Strict Structure vs. Loose Structure

  • Matching your training to your goals

  •  Accounting for outside variables when planning your training

  • Peaking at the right time

    Tune in for great advice!


    Taylor Thomas

    Taylor Thomas is a dedicated endurance athlete with over a decade of experience as a competitive cyclist. He’s been involved in all facets of the sport, from working professionally with top brands like Trek and Specialized, founding race teams, organizing events, and personally competing at all levels. His racing background includes road, cyclocross, triathlon and ultra endurance events that push the body and mind to their limits. Taylor enjoys sharing what he’s learned as a pro mountain biker with his athletes to help them achieve their goals. As a USAC and Training Peaks Level 2 certified coach he’s gained not only the scientific knowledge, but the real world knowhow necessary to help athletes balance life and training. When he’s not on his bike he can be found on long trail runs or rock climbing in the mountains with his wife and dogs.

    Other episodes with Taylor:


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