Is It Time to Ditch Your Evening Cycling Workouts?

Sometimes working out late at night is the only option, but evening workouts have the potential to negatively affect your training. This begs the question: are cycling workouts done just before bedtime even worth doing? It’s a struggle many cyclists are familiar with: finding time to train during daylight hours can be tough. Jobs, family…

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Want to Excel In a New Cycling Discipline? Blame Genetics Last

When a rider decides to try a new discipline different from the one they already excel in, the mind tends to get in the way. We tell ourselves our bodies are the problem. But really, a huge percentage of getting over the hump of starting a new style of racing is mental. You can train…

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How to Train For Cyclocross After a Season of Road Racing

Cliches aside, cyclocross is coming. In my 25 years of MTB and road racing, I’m venturing into all new territory. For athletes getting ready for ‘cross season with me, here’s a first-hand look at how to train for cyclocross and what I’m doing to prepare for my first cyclocross championship. Of all cycling disciplines, I’d venture…

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Road Racers: How to Choose and Adjust Your Training Plan

Knowing which training plan is best for you is the first step toward becoming a stronger road racer. To help road racers discover their best-matched training plan, we have a video featuring our Head Coach Chad. All Successful Road Cyclists Follow a Training Plan Coach Chad’s structured training plans are broken up into three sequential…

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Chasing Peak Fitness? Why TSS, ATL, CTL and TSB Matter

We’re all chasing peak fitness. We want it on — not before, not after — the day of our highest priority race. Timing that kind of fitness is a top concern for athletes. That concern can quickly morph into a struggle without a solid understanding of a few cycling terms: TSS, ATL, CTL and TSB.…

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Training with Power: What Every Cyclist Who Wants to Get Faster Should Know

Power is the only objective metric you can use to train with. Other metrics — distance, heart rate, RPE — are subjective. This isn’t newfound knowledge. Most cyclists know this, but there are far fewer cyclists who have spent the time to really get it. So why is having more than a baseline understanding of…

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How Aging Athletes Can Get Faster (Yes It’s Possible)

Let’s cut to the chase: if you’re not seeing improvements within your season as an aging athlete, adjustments must be made. This is keeping in mind that training, and thereby training adaptation, is cyclical in nature. So the magnitude of improvements will be largely dependent on what level of athlete you already are. Nonetheless, there…

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Triathletes: How to Choose and Adjust Your Training Plan

Knowing which training plan is best for you is the first step toward becoming a stronger triathlete. To help triathletes discover their best-matched triathlon training plan, we have a video featuring our Head Coach Chad. All Successful Triathletes Follow a Training Plan Coach Chad designed our Sprint-, Olympic-, Half- and Full-Distance triathlon training plans with…

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Product Update: Follow a Training Plan!

I’m pleased to announce you can now pick a training plan to follow on TrainerRoad. This has been one of our biggest requests. How It Works There’s now a call to action to pick a training plan on your Career. We’ve found that riders who follow our plans and stay consistent with their training reap the…

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The Science of Supercompensation and How It Makes You Fast

We want results and we want them fast. So how do we get them? In sports science theory, empirical research now backed with scientific evidence identifies a way our bodies achieve the desired metabolic and muscular response of increased aerobic capabilities and strength. The methodology and actual training adaptation that gets you there is supercompensation.…

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