Category Archives: Training


Can You Have a Lower Weekly TSS and Still Get Faster?

High Training Stress Score (TSS) is the only way to become a faster cyclist, right? This can be true in many cases, but it’s largely dependent on the types of stress, when you apply it, and how well you manage it. A lot of people get hung up on the numbers. And that’s not to…


The Best Cycling Training Advice of 2016

Start the new year off right with the best cycling advice from 2016 with our 10 favorite episodes from the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Episode 59 Why we love it: This episode is truly a must-listen for every type of rider — pro rider Ryan Leech joins the guys at Interbike 2016 to cover…


The Training Process that Makes Cyclists Faster

Working hard will only get you so far. There comes a point when you need to strategically plan how to best use your hard work to maximize fitness gains — that’s what training smarter is all about. By exploring our training plan process, we aim to clarify the purpose of each training block you’ll work…


Meet TrainerRoad Head Coach Chad Timmerman

Meet the man behind every training plan and structured workout at TrainerRoad: Head Coach Chad Timmerman. Over the last two decades, Coach Chad has dedicated his life to helping athletes see improvements on the bike. From challenging the status quo to testing new methods of physical training, everything he does is to help cyclists get…


How to Upload Your TrainerRoad Workouts to TrainingPeaks

Ride Sync makes it easy to upload your TrainerRoad workouts to TrainingPeaks. Ride Sync automatically uploads your TrainerRoad rides to your TrainingPeaks account. It’s super easy to use, and it helps you evaluate your performance for every TrainerRoad workout you do. Ride Sync is available for every TrainerRoad workout. So whether you’re following a workout…


How to Check If Your Indoor Training Equipment Works with TrainerRoad

There are a ton of equipment combos you can use to get started training with power. While some setups are more popular than others (check out the three most popular indoor training setups among TrainerRoad users), more often than not the equipment you already have, or are looking to invest in, is exactly what you…


How to Log Your Indoor Cycling Workouts on Strava

Make all your indoor cycling workouts count when you sync TrainerRoad with Strava. TrainerRoad’s Ride Sync automatically uploads your workouts to your Strava account. It’s super easy to use, and it helps you keep track of all the rides you do — on the trainer or on the road. From keeping tabs on your total mileage to…


Should Aging Athletes Hold Back on Intensity During Base Training?

When it comes to base training, Head Coach Chad Timmerman usually recommends Sweet Spot Base. Sweet Spot Base is more intense than a Traditional Base training approach. Everything from neuromuscular bursts to VO2 max intervals and Sweet Spot work is included to get you generally fit in a hurry. When an athlete who’s — physiologically —…


How 6 Amateur Cyclists Raised Their FTP

Over the last year, we asked six TrainerRoad athletes — some recovering from injuries, some returning from an extended break from cycling and others brand new to the sport — to share their fitness improvements with us. We wanted to know exactly what training plans they followed to achieve their results. Here are six of their stories. Each one…


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…


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