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10 Small Changes That Can Make You Faster

Big wins don’t just happen. They’re the culmination of tens, often hundreds of smaller everyday wins that mold you into a stronger, faster cyclist. These small wins, better known as marginal gains, can help you overcome that all-too-often frustratingly small gap between winning and losing on race day. To help you bridge that gap, I’ve…

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How to Train for a Gran Fondo or Sportive — Advice from Ex-Pro Neil Shirley

There are some races you can go into with confidence without a lot of prior training — a 100-200 mile bike race is not one of them. These one-day epics take a lot of preparation. And we’re not just talking about getting your body in good physical shape either. There’s equipment, your bike set up…

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2X IRONMAN Champion Embraces Parenthood and Wins Big

Despite her talent, Liz Lyles never wanted to be a professional triathlete in her twenties. She wanted a family. After the self-described homebody proudly had her two gorgeous kiddos with her husband Chip, she finally decided it was her time to do what so many athletes dream about: turn her passion into her career. That…

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What Your Racing Category Says About You

If you’re brand new to racing, it’s pretty straightforward to know which racing category you should start out in. But what if you’re coming back to racing? What category should you race and, more interestingly, what does it say about you as a racer? These are just a couple questions I’m about to dig into. Cycling…

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How Much Faster Can You Get Watching TV?

Time and time again we’ve heard our users say they love watching their favorite TV shows while putting in time on the trainer. In honor of the new season of Game of Thrones returning to HBO this weekend, we decided to figure out just how fast TrainerRoad athletes can get while making their way through…

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3 Advanced Tools Cyclists Can Use To Measure Fat Loss or Weight Loss

The goal of every cyclist is to optimize their power-to-weight ratio (w/kg). More power with less weight is going to make you faster —but how do you know if you are losing the right type of weight? Today’s post explores three methods cyclists can employ to measure their weight loss with precision. Overview Fat does…

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Olympic Triathlon Training Plans: How to Choose Your Best Plan

Whether you are simply inspired by the Olympic-distance format or making the upward leap from a Sprint Triathlon, longer distances require a bit more training than the latter to help develop your threshold power across three disciplines. Sounds challenging? It is — but that just means choosing the right training plan is even more critical…

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Sprint Triathlon Training Plans: How to Choose Your Best Plan

Once you’ve decided you want to compete in a Sprint Triathlon, your next step is figuring out the training plan that’s best for you. For many triathletes and cyclists, this step can prove to be somewhat challenging — you’ll soon learn it doesn’t have to be! In this new series of posts, our goal is…

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FTP Testing: Outdoors vs. Indoors

Entering winter, as well as transitioning out of the cold-weather months and into spring, are the times riders ask us most to explain the differences between testing their Functional Threshold Power (FTP) outdoors versus indoors. The truth is, there are a lot variances between the two approaches, many of which you’ll discover soon make it…

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Little-Known Pre-Workout Test for Cyclists to Measure Recovery

A properly recovered athlete is a fast athlete. If cyclists can determine whether they’re properly recovered or not before they start training, they’ll be able to adjust their training so they’ll always be getting faster—not slower. The LSCT and TrainerRoad is a great way to determine that. Overview Quantifying recovery can be difficult. We’ve recently…

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