Category Archives: Training


Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo, Performance Analytics, Hill Climb Time Trials and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 155

Why you need to do the Sagan dirt fondo, TrainerRoad’s new ride analysis features, How to PR your next hill climb time trial and more in Episode 155 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What training metrics matter most How to understand your training stress score Sagan Dirt…


Introducing Performance Analytics

Today I’m excited to announce a new major feature area for TrainerRoad. We call it Performance Analytics. We think that cycling analytics today are overblown, overcomplicated and bloated for 99.9% of riders out there. Our goal was to develop an easy-to-use set of tools that show you exactly what you need to become faster, while…


Performance Analytics — Feature Preview and Live Q&A

Join us for a live Q&A and demo of our new Performance Analytics features, including a new Training Stress Chart, Personal Records and SeasonMatch tomorrow at 8:00am PDT.  Learn more about Performance Analytics.  


Merckx TTs, Sagan Dirt Fondo Preview, USADA Legal Allergy Treatment and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 154

Why every time trialist should do a Merckx TT, the Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo course preview, how to make sure your allergy treatment is legal and more in Episode 154 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What is a Merckx TT? Preparing for the Sagando An update on…


Consequences of a High FTP, Our First TT, Organizing a Season and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 153

What you need to consider as you raise your FTP, the results from our first time trial, how to organize a busy race season and more in the Episode 153 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode How vacation affects fitness How to plan a big ride with friends…


Component Choices That Make You Faster with ENVE Composites – Ask a Cycling Coach 152

Component upgrades should take more than weight and price into consideration. Every part of your bike should contribute to making you faster, whether through aerodynamics, comfort or mechanical efficiency. We dug into every important component choice you can make to get faster in the latest podcast with ENVE Composites.  Topics covered in this episode…


Running Out of Matches, VO2 Training for Steady State Athletes and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 151

How to avoid running out of “matches”, should steady state athletes skip VO2 training, a testing protocol for different positions and more in the Episode 151 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s new fitness testing protocol How much difference can you expect in FTP on your TT…


Get Faster in Aero Position, Antioxidants for Athletes, and Buying Speed – Ask a Cycling Coach 150

Why your FTP is different in the aero position and how to change that, are antioxidants worthwhile for athletes, and which upgrades get you the most value in Episode 150 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode What you need to know before climbing Haleakala How elevation affects power output…


Live Q&A with The Pros: Marc Pro Cycling’s Dave Christenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 149

Join us at 8:00am PDT Thursday, March 29 for another special episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast – a live Q&A on stage racing and road race tactics with Marc Pro Cycling’s Dave Christenson.  Topics covered in this episode How to recover between stages in the same day What type of fitness…


Team Camp Special: Team Marc Pro Cycling – Ask a Cycling Coach 148

In the second part of our mini-series on training camps we spoke with Team Marc Pro Cycling on how they use team camps to get faster, and dug into team roles and stage racing tactics and strategy.  Topics covered in this episode The difference between crit and road race focused teams How to bond…