Race Analysis: Carson City Off-Road with Keegan Swenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 162

50 miles in three and a half hours may not sound impressive to your average road racer, but digging into the details of Keegan Swenson’s 2nd place ride at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road, it’s clear this is a world-class performance.  The Carson City Off-Road has 15-, 35- and 50-mile variants for amateurs,…

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Endurance MTB Deep Dive With The Pros – Ask a Cycling Coach 161

Pro mountain bike racers Payson McElveen and Sofía Gomez Villafañe joined us live from the main stage at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road for a deep dive on endurance mountain bike training and racing.  Topics covered in this episode How do pros taper for endurance mtb races What do pro mountain bikers eat?…

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Dirty Kanza, Running as Cross-training, Overtraining and more – Ask a Cycling Coach 160

Join us live for Episode 160 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’re going to analyze what Geoff Kabush did to get third place at Dirty Kanza, discuss whether running is a good form of cross-training, and dig deep into overtraining. Topics covered in this episode How to register for the 40k TT challenge…

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Surprising Takeaways from Aerodynamic Testing

When it comes to aerodynamics, assumptions are often wrong. These lessons learned from aerodynamic testing challenge some common beliefs time trialists tend to have. Coach Chad, Coach Jonathan, and our CEO Nate are on a search for speed. In preparation for their time trial, they went to the Velo Sports Center and did aerodynamics testing…

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Race Analysis: Dirty Kanza 2018 with Geoff Kabush

What sort of effort does it take to get third place on the fastest day in Dirty Kanza’s history? Let’s do some race and power file analysis of Geoff Kabush’s race with TrainerRoad’s new Performance Analytics features. Dirty Kanza is one of the most popular gravel races in the world, and although there are multiple…

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Lost & Found Gravel Grinder, Ending Workouts with Sprints, Flexibility and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 159

What we learned at Lost & Found, is ending a workout with a sprint a bad idea, is flexibility necessary for cyclists and more in Episode 159 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Geoff Kabush’s Dirty Kanza Recap Lost & Found Recap What are the best workouts for different…

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Never Miss Workout Text Again with New Instructional Text Sounds

Never miss a workout instruction from Coach Chad again. New Instructional Text Sounds will notify you when workout text appears on your screen. How to Turn Instructional Text Sounds Off/On Instructional Text Sounds is on by default. If you want to turn sounds off and on, simply go to your Settings within the TrainerRoad app to…

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New Ramp Test Makes FTP Testing More Efficient and Less Stressful

Traditional FTP tests have many downsides so we developed the Ramp Test. It hurts less, removes pacing from the equation, and takes less time to complete. The Need for a New Testing Format Testing is the foundation of effective training. But there’s a problem: traditional testing protocols are difficult to perform and more stressful on…

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New Ride Analysis Page: How to Achieve More PRs Analyzing Your Ride Data

Improve your performance by analyzing your ride data with the new Ride Analysis Page. Performance Analytics, our new set of ride analysis tools, was made available to all TrainerRoad users on May 9th, 2018. We’ve already covered how to use the Training Stress Chart and Personal Records Page. Today, we’re going to dive into ways…

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FTP Testing and The TrainerRoad Ramp Test: A Comprehensive Guide – Ask a Cycling Coach 158

A comprehensive guide to fitness testing, why we created a new test, pro tips for your next fitness test and more in Episode 158 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Facebook Group Lost & Found Gravel Grinder Preview Carson City Off-Road Live Podcast Recording!…

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