Breakaways That Stick, Crit Racing Strategy, Ideal Race Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 156

How to make a breakaway stick, can you do too much VO2 work, ideal pre-race and mid-race nutrition and more in Episode 156 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode Are sprints at the end of a ride a good idea? How to get faster in the offseason Adjusting…

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New Personal Records Analysis: Is Your Training Working?

Performance Analytics joins your indoor and outdoor ride data into a set of tools designed to make you faster while leaving out the bloat. This post is dedicated to Personal Records (PRs). Personal Records = Personal Wins Power-based Personal Records are my favorite kind of feedback. It doesn’t matter who showed up to the race,…

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New Training Stress Chart: Track Progress and Get Faster

TrainerRoad is launching a major new feature area we call Performance Analytics. This is the first post of three where I’ll be diving into a feature in depth. This post will be dedicated to our new Training Stress chart. Process vs. Results Performance analytics is built around the concept of improving your behavior to influence…

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Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo, Performance Analytics, Hill Climb Time Trials and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 155

Why you need to do the Sagan dirt fondo, TrainerRoad’s new ride analysis features, How to PR your next hill climb time trial and more in Episode 155 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What training metrics matter most How to understand your training stress score Sagan Dirt…

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Introducing Performance Analytics

Today I’m excited to announce a new major feature area for TrainerRoad. We call it Performance Analytics. We think that cycling analytics today are overblown, overcomplicated and bloated for 99.9% of riders out there. Our goal was to develop an easy-to-use set of tools that show you exactly what you need to become faster, while…

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Performance Analytics — Feature Preview and Live Q&A

Join us for a live Q&A and demo of our new Performance Analytics features, including a new Training Stress Chart, Personal Records and SeasonMatch tomorrow at 8:00am PDT.  Learn more about Performance Analytics.  

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Merckx TTs, Sagan Dirt Fondo Preview, USADA Legal Allergy Treatment and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 154

Why every time trialist should do a Merckx TT, the Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo course preview, how to make sure your allergy treatment is legal and more in Episode 154 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What is a Merckx TT? Preparing for the Sagando An update on…

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Consequences of a High FTP, Our First TT, Organizing a Season and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 153

What you need to consider as you raise your FTP, the results from our first time trial, how to organize a busy race season and more in the Episode 153 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode How vacation affects fitness How to plan a big ride with friends…

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Component Choices That Make You Faster with ENVE Composites – Ask a Cycling Coach 152

Component upgrades should take more than weight and price into consideration. Every part of your bike should contribute to making you faster, whether through aerodynamics, comfort or mechanical efficiency. We dug into every important component choice you can make to get faster in the latest podcast with ENVE Composites.  Topics covered in this episode…

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Running Out of Matches, VO2 Training for Steady State Athletes and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 151

How to avoid running out of “matches”, should steady state athletes skip VO2 training, a testing protocol for different positions and more in the Episode 151 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s new fitness testing protocol How much difference can you expect in FTP on your TT…

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