Author Archives: Nick Francis

Nick is a writer who spends his days picking the brains of cyclists and coaches at TrainerRoad. He gathers what he finds to help athletes improve their training to become faster cyclists.


Altitude Training: How Long Before You See Improvements?

The human body naturally adjusts to different elevations. Although you may not notice, on the cellular level it’s constantly adjusting to support your external environment. Cyclists have learned to use this knowledge to their advantage through what’s known as altitude training. Altitude training helps to adjust the amount of oxygen your body is exposed to…


Core Training Principles That Make You a Faster Cyclist

5:30 a.m. isn’t a good time to wake up — it’s a great time to be at work. That’s how our Head Coach Chad Timmerman sees it. By the time most people come into the office for their first cup of coffee, Coach Chad is several pages deep into a science-dense training book (a routine…


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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