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Did 8DC Make You Faster?


+-*After eight days of hard training and suffering, you might find yourself wondering what sort of fitness returns you can expect from our annual 8DC challenge. To shed some light on this matter we’ve formulated a brief breakdown of the workouts themselves, the overall structure of the entire painful affair, and the all-important description of why…


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3 Ways To Measure Fitness


+-*Power, Heart Rate, and Rate of Perceived Exertion are the three most common and effective tools to measure fitness for cyclists. While each serves a purpose when it comes to training, these tools are not necessarily created equal. In this article we’ll be diving into all three and discussing their strengths, weaknesses and some of the common misconceptions…


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Specialty Blocks: MTB


+-*The many disciplines of mountain bike riding and racing are arguably more varied than any other subset of cycling. And as you might expect, the types of demands knobby-tire riding applies to the body are as wide-ranging as the athletic capabilities that our bodies can display. Enter our new off-road training plans. Overview Typical MTB style efforts range…


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Interval Sounds, In-app Calibration & More: TrainerRoad 4.0 for iOS


+-*TrainerRoad 4.0 for iOS is now available on the app store, and there are a lot of great changes in this release. Check it out! Here’s what’s new: Interval Sounds Improved KICKR, InRide & SRM Support ANT+ Power Meter Manual Zero Improved ANT+ Dongle Support for Older Devices Interval Sounds You’ll now get the same audible…


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Specialty Blocks: Triathlon


+-*Triathlon is already a complex sport, what with the demand for being adept at three different endurance disciplines rolled into a single-day event. But when you add the further complexity of the numerous distances around which all three disciplines revolve, well…things get really complex. It becomes a wonder how any multisport athlete manages to focus…


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Taking Your Indoor Fitness Outdoors


+-*Are you ready to go racing? You’ve been working all winter, putting in countless hours on the trainer and following your training plan with precision, but now it’s time to really see what you’ve got. While your FTP is always a good indication of where your fitness is at, it isn’t everything when it comes to…


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Train Hard, Race Light


+-*Of all the numbers a cyclist keeps track of, the most telling indicator of their speed is their power-to-weight ratio (often times expresses as watts per kilogram). The pursuit to become a faster cyclist normally places us on either side of this ratio, and in some cases, we find ourselves on the extreme ends of the spectrum. For…


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TrainerRoad for iPad


+-*TrainerRoad is now available for all current iOS devices including iPad! We’ve been hard at work to make sure that we make the iPad experience as good as it can possibly be, and we’ve even been able to sneak in some cool new features. But before we get into all of that, let’s take a…


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Hard Work Pays Off


+-*Here at TrainerRoad HQ we love to hear about our athletes’ successes. As cheesy as it may sound, making people better is what motivates us day in, day out. When we heard about how Pete Wierzbinski dropped his IRONMAN Wisconsin bike split by 53 minutes and 27 seconds, we were blown away by the improvement, but…


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Training Smart Indoors


+-*This article is part 3 of 3 in a series focused on maximizing your training. Check out the previous articles here and here.   Just like most things, it’s not if you train indoors but how you train indoors that makes the difference. Here are a few things that can massively improve the productivity of your time on the trainer and make sure…


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