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What Your Racing Category Says About You

If you’re brand new to racing, it’s pretty straightforward to know which racing category you should start out in. But what if you’re coming back to racing? What category should you race and, more interestingly, what does it say about you as a racer? These are just a couple questions I’m about to dig into. Cycling…

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How Much Faster Can You Get Watching TV?

Time and time again we’ve heard our users say they love watching their favorite TV shows while putting in time on the trainer. In honor of the new season of Game of Thrones returning to HBO this weekend, we decided to figure out just how fast TrainerRoad athletes can get while making their way through…

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3 Advanced Tools Cyclists Can Use To Measure Fat Loss or Weight Loss

The goal of every cyclist is to optimize their power-to-weight ratio (w/kg). More power with less weight is going to make you faster —but how do you know if you are losing the right type of weight? Today’s post explores three methods cyclists can employ to measure their weight loss with precision. Overview Fat does…

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Olympic Triathlon Training Plans: How to Choose Your Best Plan

Whether you are simply inspired by the Olympic-distance format or making the upward leap from a Sprint Triathlon, longer distances require a bit more training than the latter to help develop your threshold power across three disciplines. Sounds challenging? It is — but that just means choosing the right training plan is even more critical…

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Sprint Triathlon Training Plans: How to Choose Your Best Plan

Once you’ve decided you want to compete in a Sprint Triathlon, your next step is figuring out the training plan that’s best for you. For many triathletes and cyclists, this step can prove to be somewhat challenging — you’ll soon learn it doesn’t have to be! In this new series of posts, our goal is…

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FTP Testing: Outdoors vs. Indoors

Entering winter, as well as transitioning out of the cold-weather months and into spring, are the times riders ask us most to explain the differences between testing their Functional Threshold Power (FTP) outdoors versus indoors. The truth is, there are a lot variances between the two approaches, many of which you’ll discover soon make it…

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Little-Known Pre-Workout Test for Cyclists to Measure Recovery

A properly recovered athlete is a fast athlete. If cyclists can determine whether they’re properly recovered or not before they start training, they’ll be able to adjust their training so they’ll always be getting faster—not slower. The LSCT and TrainerRoad is a great way to determine that. Overview Quantifying recovery can be difficult. We’ve recently…

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Cycling’s Power Couple: How Fatty and The Hammer Train Together

There’s a good chance you already know who this cycling power couple is. Elden, aka Fatty, is the guy behind the Fat Cyclist; and Lisa is Elden’s wife who he lovingly refers to as The Hammer on his blog. These two are real-deal, honest-to-goodness partners in life and partners in training (we can’t think of…

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Introducing a New Resource for Cyclists Who Want to Get Fast

We started Ask a Cycling Coach with one goal in mind: to give cyclists — TrainerRoad users or not — the information they need to make the most of their training and achieve their goals. More than 150,000 listens later, we’re introducing a page dedicated to our podcast, along with a few new ways to ask…

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Is My FTP Too Low? 3 Signs to Know If You’ve Tested Accurately

Power-based training is without a doubt the best way to structure training for cycling. However, if your FTP isn’t accurate you could be missing out on the benefits of training with power. Training with Power Explained Power-based structured interval training is one of the most accessible and accurate ways to measure performance for cyclists. With…

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