Author Archives: Chelsea Hejny

Chelsea Hejny is a writer who covers cycling and training topics. When she’s not interviewing cycling experts and coaches for an upcoming article, she’s helping share TrainerRoad’s latest and greatest content, like the Train Smart, Get Fast email series. Sign up for it to learn how to become a stronger cyclist.


How to Train for Dirty Kanza & Newly Improved Full Century Plans

Train for Dirty Kanza with training advice and plan recommendations from Head Coach Chad. Fitness Required for Dirty Kanza As with all ultra-endurance cycling challenges, a strong aerobic endurance is paramount. The epically long solo gravel grinder that takes place each year in the Flint Hills of East-Central Kansas known as Dirty Kanza is no…


Training Plans Update: Newly Revised Build Plans

All cycling-specific Build phase training plans have been improved to fall in line with the newly revised Base plans and be more specific to a rider’s performance goals. What’s New Coach Chad has revamped all Build phase training plans (this does not include triathlon plans) for riders who have completed their Base training and are ready…


Breaking 8 Hours with World Class Triathlete Matt Russell

Matt Russell is one of the fastest triathletes in the world today. As he prepares to kick off his 2017 race season, there’s one goal dominating his focus: to break 8 hours at the IRONMAN Texas North American Championship. Known for its punishing heat and humid conditions, IRONMAN Texas is a grueling event. 2016 storm…


24-Hour World Champion Sonya Looney Trains Indoors and Wins

Sonya Looney is no stranger to being on the bike for long hours, but the 2015 WEMBO 24-Hour World Champion admits she could barely get through an hour-long indoor workout in the past. Structured training with TrainerRoad and the Wahoo KICKR changed that. “I can now ride my bike inside and it doesn’t feel like…


The Biggest TrainerRoad Product Updates and Releases of 2016

A lot of improvements have been made to TrainerRoad in 2016. Here’s a quick look at some of our most exciting updates and releases! Product Updates Triathlon Plans with Swim, Bike and Run Workouts All of our triathlon plans have been redesigned from the ground up to include detailed swim, bike and run instructions from…


6 Exclusive Interviews with Cycling Pros and Industry Leaders

From DC Rainmaker to Scott Tietzel of Cuore Cycling Apparel, here are six interviews featuring some of cycling’s brightest minds you won’t hear anywhere else. In the last month, the guys of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast — Coach Chad, Coach Jonathan and CEO Nate Pearson — attended Interbike 2016 and the IRONMAN World…


Popular Indoor Training Setups for 3 Different Budgets

Low-to-high cost indoor training setups from TrainerRoad athletes. TrainerRoad gives you three different ways to train indoors with power. While each one differs from the next, they all give you the benefits of training with power — even if you don’t own a smart trainer or power meter. There are hundreds of options available to choose between…


Off-Road Racers: How to Choose and Adjust Your Training Plan

Knowing which training plan is best for you is the first step toward becoming a stronger off-road racer. To help off-road racers discover their best-matched training plan, we have a video featuring our Head Coach Chad. All Successful Off-Road Cyclists Follow a Training Plan Coach Chad’s training plans are broken up into three sequential phases:…


Salty Sweat Stains: Why They Happen and Are They Preventable?

Salt-stained kits: some riders get them, some don’t. So what gives? In episode 51 of the Ask a Cycling Coach, a rider submitted a question to the podcast asking if he could prevent salt buildup on his black kit. Compared to his buddies he rides with, he gets a lot of it and finds it…


Want to Excel In a New Cycling Discipline? Blame Genetics Last

When a rider decides to try a new discipline different from the one they already excel in, the mind tends to get in the way. We tell ourselves our bodies are the problem. But really, a huge percentage of getting over the hump of starting a new style of racing is mental. You can train…


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