Is My FTP Representative of My Maximal “Hour Power”?

Answer: For most athletes, no. Depending on the familiarity and experience with an FTP value, athletes can realistically sustain the power level of FTP in a range from about 40-70 minutes. Why Your FTP Might Not Equate to Your “Hour Power” 8- and 20-Minute FTP tests allow athletes to derive a highly useful estimate of…

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How to Follow a TrainerRoad Training Plan?

Answer: TrainerRoad training plans are built upon a science-backed training process. This process consists of three consecutive training phases: Base, Build and Specialty. Riders follow this process to reach peak fitness and get faster. What are the phases of a TrainerRoad training plan? The three phases of a TrainerRoad plan are Base, Build and Speciality.…

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TrainerRoad for iOS and Android is Elegantly Redesigned

Get faster with the elegantly redesigned TrainerRoad for iOS and Android. As the saying goes, “The details are not the details, they make the design.” Countless improvements — some so minor even the most veteran TrainerRoad athletes could miss — were made to enhance the way you train on your favorite iOS and Android devices.…

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Recovery Intervals: The Important Role They Play In Making Cyclists Faster

Ever wonder about recovery intervals? The purpose they serve, the durations they last, even the intensities they’re prescribed at? You’re not alone… We had the same question, and so we talked about it in depth on episode of 114 of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Here’s an expansion of that discussion. Furthering performance capabilities…

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Plans Update: Get Faster for Cyclocross

All Cyclocross Specialty training plans are improved to be more specific to your riding and racing goals. What’s New All Cyclocross plans include even TSS weeks to allow riders to easily integrate training races and higher-priority races into their training. To prepare riders for rapid-fire repeats seen in ‘cross racing, these plans put an emphasis…

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New Feature: Sync TrainerRoad Rides to Garmin Connect™

TrainerRoad now allows Garmin Connect™ users to automatically export their training files. When you connect your TrainerRoad account with Garmin Connect™, all your future completed indoor workouts will automatically export and be viewable on Garmin Connect. How to Automatically Sync Your TrainerRoad Rides to Garmin Connect Log into TrainerRoad to access your Account Profile. Select “Ride…

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Singletrack 6 Race Review and Lessons Learned

Singletrack 6 presented by Transrockies was epic in more ways than one. Here’s a compilation of lessons learned. Singletrack 6 Preview To help get you faster for your next XC stage race and/or MTB adventure, the hosts of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast signed up to race Singletrack 6, the epic six-day MTB stage race…

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Get Faster for Crit Races with the Criterium Plan

All Criterium Specialty training plans have been improved to be more specific to your riding and racing goals. What’s New All Criterium plans include dedicated taper and race weeks. Specifically, week 7  of your plan is suited to B-priority events at any time; and the final week, week 8, is suited to A-priority events. Each…

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How to Get Faster with Heat Training

While the focus of optimal indoor training is to control two critical variables — intensity and duration —heat is another powerful tool to develop fitness and get faster. Before you throw away your fan… Foremost, it’s important to acknowledge our stance on cooling. In almost every situation our suggestion for managing heat indoors is to…

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Get Faster for Time Trials with the 40k TT Plan

40k TT Specialty training plans have been improved to be more specific to your riding and racing goals. What’s New All 40k TT Specialty plans have a dedicated weekly Time Trial workout. These workouts will help athletes create time trial power, in a time trial position, at roughly time trial durations. TSS has also been…

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