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Training with Power vs. Heart Rate: What’s Better?

Question: Is it truly better to train by ‘power’ vs. heart rate especially with a focus on stage racing and endurance races? What are the benefits and what are the cons if any to training based on power? Answer: Training with power has numerous benefits that can get you faster on the bike for both long distance(4+ read more…

June 11, 2014  |   |  2 comments

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5 Biggest Sports Drink Mistakes

Do you have a favorite sports drink? If you’re one of the fortunate few who have found your match, the one that hydrates you well with fluids and electrolytes, without any stomach issues, and with a taste you look forward to drinking still in the fifth hour of a ride, you should congratulate yourself. The read more…

June 6, 2014  |   |  8 comments

Getting Started on TrainerRoad – MTB Edition

We’ve been working hard on creating a solid platform for off road athletes to improve their fitness and speed. Our new mountain bike training plans are designed to go after those unique fitness characteristics that make you faster on the trail, and can be adapted for just about any type of mtb racing. As more read more…

May 29, 2014  |   |  1 comment

How to Turn Hard Work Into Results with Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason.  Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits.  But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness. read more…

May 28, 2014  |   |  2 comments

2014 8DC Indoor Cycling Challenge Wrap Up

This year’s 8DC was another huge success. We’ve been hearing that it may have been the toughest challenge yet, and we have to agree! We broke down the numbers from this year’s event and put them in this infographic (Click to enlarge). Thanks again for riding your hearts out!

May 20, 2014  |   |  No comments

Pre-Race Nutrition for Cyclists and Triathletes

Between the nerves and the early start times, it can be easy to skimp on food and miss out on getting the right nutrition before a race. For the sake of your performance and your health, ensuring that you get the right pre-race nutrition is a must. Use the following tips to help enhance your read more…

May 8, 2014  |   |  4 comments

8DC Stage 2 Preview: ITT

The second stage of our indoor virtual cycling challenge 8DC is going to be the only time trial of the challenge, and you can’t rely on your team mates this time; it is going to be an individual time trial. It’s placement is unique and the course lacks the technicality necessary to neutralize the big sustained read more…

May 8, 2014  |   |  1 comment

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For A Multi-Day Training Block

This year’s edition of 8DC is just around the corner and kicks off on May 11th. Like you, we love the awesome storyline and challenging workouts, but let’s look at why 8DC‘s structure and timing make it an invaluable strategic move for your fitness this time of year.   Structure While 8DC may just seem read more…

May 6, 2014  |   |  No comments

8DC Course Preview

Our indoor virtual cycling challenge 8DC is back for 2014 we’re glad to have you on board! The 8DC stage race will unfold over eight days with races tactics and outcomes that might happen if you were actually riding these profiles. All stages will be done as time based workouts with specific power targets while you read more…

April 29, 2014  |   |  4 comments

Beet Juice: A Look Beyond the Trend

By now you’ve surely heard about the latest endurance power-fuel, beet juice. With a handful of studies to attest for it’s positive effects on endurance as well as some world class athletes adding it to their diets, the age of the beet is upon us. But if you dive into this trendy red vegetable a read more…

April 17, 2014  |   |  5 comments

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