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Using Science To Improve Endurance Performance with Dylan Johnson

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Dylan Johnson is a professional cyclist and cycling coach with a huge following on youtube, where he makes videos using science-based evidence to help cyclists know what is fact and what is fiction.

He draws from his experience as a top-level ultra-endurance mountain and gravel racer, but more important than that he actually looks at the science and makes coaching decisions based on peer-reviewed research. 

In this episode we dive into his recent performance at Unbound, the biggest Gravel bike race in the world, as well as many other topics that every cyclist will want to know about!


00:00 - Introduction

00:18 - Who is Dylan Johnson?

03:10 - Start of interview

04:05 - Mountain Biking vs Gravel Riding

06:45 - Dylan’s unusual race strategy

15:00 - What percentage of FTP did he aim to hold?

19:30 - What would Dylan change for his next A race?

22:00 - Can endurance races replace training sessions?

27:00 - Why you might race looking at speed instead of power

29:55 - Dylan’s nutrition strategy in endurance racing

33:10 - Learning from the mistakes to get it right

34:30 - How to remind yourself of when to eat

36:45 - How to make sure you get high-quality nutrition product 

38:35 - The correct maltodextrin to fructose ratio

39:55 - Dylan’s ‘go-to’ interval sessions 

44:22 - How long is too long in an endurance ride?

46:45 - Can weight lifting make cyclists faster?

50:00 - The importance of aerodynamics

51:30 - The philosophies Dylan has changed his mind on

54:00 - Intensity in the offseason

55:45 - The things new cyclists need to be careful of

57:30 - Dylan’s most memorable/best performance

1:03:20 - Don’t be afraid to take a break

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