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Pickle Juice To Stop Cramps

Muscle cramps can bring the strongest of athletes to his or her knees in just an instant. One minute you’re running along at a race pace and the next, your leg is overcome with an intense, clinching and unyielding pain. Or, throughout a race, you can feel the sensation of a cramp coming on. You read more…

September 30, 2014  |   |  No comments

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Ashton Instruments Brings New Concept to Power Meters

The power meter market is changing quickly. With companies like 4iiii and Watteam raising the bar for the under-$500 power meter, it’s a great time to be a cyclist. We had the privilege of meeting Co-founders Bill Dixon and James Schulmeister of Ashton Instruments at Interbike this year. While Schulmeister is currently finishing up his doctorate in mechanical read more…

September 19, 2014  |   |  No comments

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Power Meters of Interbike 2014

Precision Price: $399 for single leg, $749 for both Description: Similar to the other do-it-yourself crank systems, 4iiii is adhered to one or both cranks, using a kit provided with the power meter. Precision actively reads temperature to adjust the power readings. It also speaks both ANT+ and Bluetooth and has an easily-replaceable coin cell read more…

September 17, 2014  |   |  5 comments

iOS Beta

TrainerRoad iOS Beta Program

We’re pleased to announce the TrainerRoad iOS beta program! To sign up for the beta and/or get news and updates go here. Due to restrictions in the Apple developer program, we can’t get everyone into the beta. Don’t worry though, as soon as the app is ready we’ll put it in the App Store for read more…

August 12, 2014  |   |  22 comments

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13 Year Old National Champion Committed to TrainerRoad

Do you ever wonder what could have been if only you had a little more direction and focus as a kid? Something tells me 13-year-old Madison McDaniel will not be asking herself this anytime in the near future as she leaves no stone unturned in her cycling endeavors. Madison took home the 2014 USA Cycling read more…

August 5, 2014  |   |  No comments

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Should You Skimp On Training Fuel To Lose Fat?

On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer: the lighter you are, the faster you can go.  The less you eat, the lighter you are. Eat less, go faster—right? Not so fast. Although most endurance athletes want to be as light as possible, most who’ve tried, know it’s also important to be strong. Unfortunately, the read more…

July 25, 2014  |   |  2 comments

Staying fit while traveling

4 Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling

One of the trickiest things about pro-level mountain bike racing is that it doesn’t exactly stick to one location. Events take place week in and week out all across North America and unless you’re one of the lucky few getting flown to them, you’re in for quite a bit of driving. Over the last 6 read more…

July 20, 2014  |   |  No comments

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Basic and Advanced Ingredients for Optimal Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason. Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits. But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.In read more…

July 15, 2014  |   |  No comments

Nutrition Timeline for your Big-Race Taper Week

Only one week until your big race. You’ve made it.  You’ve survived the training.  You’ve started to taper.  But what should you eat now? There’s plenty of conflicting advice out there to confuse most anyone. There’s “to carb load,” there’s “to carb starve,” there’s reducing calories, adding calories, and more.  Clear as mud. Taper week read more…

July 1, 2014  |   |  75 comments

3 Tips for Recovery During Stage Racing

Question: You’ve done several stage races, what have you found to work best for recovery methods to get through the stage race and how long will it take post-stage race before one can realistically expect to race in good form again? Answer: While many athletes put a large focus on training, fitness, and nutrition, I read more…

June 25, 2014  |   |  No comments

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