Category Archives: Training


Warmup Science, Pre-Workout Nutrition, Recovery Drinks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 135

What happens to your body during a warmup, the do’s and don’ts of pre-workout nutrition, why you may reconsider your next recovery drink & more in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad CX Nationals Athlete Panel Event We’re hiring three software engineers! (www.TrainerRoad.com/jobs) Why…


Power vs Heart Rate: How Modern Athletes Train

The methods cyclists use to get faster have evolved since the late 1990’s. Twenty years ago, if you were using a power meter you were considered an early adopter. Now, power — whether you’re using a power meter or another source — is the gold standard that modern athletes use to measure their fitness and…


Yearly Planning, Power vs. Heart Rate, Indoor Training Gear & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 134

A complete guide to planning your training for the year, power vs. heart rate and indoor training tips and gear we’re loving right now. All of this and more in Episode 134 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad CX Nationals Athlete Panel Event We’re hiring three software…


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Missing Workouts, Garmin Data Fields, Recovery Drink Timing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 133

What to do when you miss a workout, Garmin data fields you need for racing, and when should you have a recovery drink & more. All of this and more in Episode 133 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad CX Nationals Athlete Panel Event We’re hiring three…


Can I Skip Base Training?

It may seem counterintuitive to revert to base training every year after reaching new heights of performance, but this strategy pays dividends come race season. What is Base Fitness? Base fitness is synonymous with aerobic-base fitness, and this type of fitness is achieved via specific training that spurs particular physiological adaptations. Much like the name…


Group Ride Tactics, Cross-Training, Rebounding After a Bad Race & More

Tactics and etiquette to help you own your next group ride, what cyclists should know about cross-training, and how to rebound from a disappointing result. All of this and more in Episode 132 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! We’re hiring software engineers!…


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Are Wide Tires Better, The Fat Burning Zone Myth, Brick Training & More

Are wider tires really better, what intensity is best for fat burning and can you brick strength training and cycling workouts? Get the answers in Episode 131 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! We’re hiring software engineers! Apply here. Why you should sync…


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From Cat 5 to Cat 1: How USAC Road Upgrades Work

Knowing why the upgrade point system exists and how to get points can not only help you upgrade categories faster, but it can also help you understand why it may be a good idea to stick around in your current category for as long as you can. USAC’s goal with having racer categories is to…


Faster Category Upgrades, Saddle Discomfort, Blood Donation & More

How to upgrade categories faster, getting rid of saddle discomfort, and how giving blood affects fitness. All of this and more in Episode 130 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad Party at Cyclocross National Championships! We’re hiring software engineers! Apply here. Why you should sync Strava and Garmin…


Is Higher Cadence Better, How Crank Length Affects Power & More

Is a higher cadence actually better, how is crank length affecting your power output, and cornering drills that make you faster. All of this and more in Episode 129 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered in this episode How Cyclists Can Avoid Losing Fitness While Traveling Is a higher cadence actually…


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