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Specialty Blocks: Triathlon


Triathlon is already a complex sport, what with the demand for being adept at three different endurance disciplines rolled into a single-day event. But when you add the further complexity of the numerous distances around which all three disciplines revolve, well…things get really complex. It becomes a wonder how any multisport athlete manages to focus…


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Taking Your Indoor Fitness Outdoors


Are you ready to go racing? You’ve been working all winter, putting in countless hours on the trainer and following your training plan with precision, but now it’s time to really see what you’ve got. While your FTP is always a good indication of where your fitness is at, it isn’t everything when it comes to…


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Train Hard, Race Light


Of all the numbers a cyclist keeps track of, the most telling indicator of their speed is their power-to-weight ratio (often times expresses as watts per kilogram). The pursuit to become a faster cyclist normally places us on either side of this ratio, and in some cases, we find ourselves on the extreme ends of the spectrum. For…


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TrainerRoad for iPad


TrainerRoad is now available for all current iOS devices including iPad! We’ve been hard at work to make sure that we make the iPad experience as good as it can possibly be, and we’ve even been able to sneak in some cool new features. But before we get into all of that, let’s take a…


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Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off


Here at TrainerRoad HQ we love to hear about our athletes’ successes. As cheesy as it may sound, making people better is what motivates us day in, day out. When we heard about how Pete Wierzbinski dropped his IRONMAN Wisconsin bike split by 53 minutes and 27 seconds, we were blown away by the improvement, but…


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Training Smart Indoors


This article is part 3 of 3 in a series focused on maximizing your training. Check out the previous articles here and here.   Just like most things, it’s not if you train indoors but how you train indoors that makes the difference. Here are a few things that can massively improve the productivity of your time on the trainer and make sure…


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Timing Nutrition with Training


This article is part 2 of 3 in a series focused on maximizing your training. Check out the next article here.   When it comes to endurance sports nutrition, it can all essentially be broken down into two categories: what to eat and when to eat. While most athletes, coaches, and dietitians focus on the…


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2015 Tour of Sufferlandria Wrap Up


Congrats to all the finishers of the 2015 Tour of Sufferlandria! There was plenty of suffering that helped raise $103,941 for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Good job! We’ve randomly selected our prize winners for the ToS and crunched some numbers. Enjoy the 2015 ToS Infographic and check for your username in the list of prize…


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Specialty Blocks: Criterium


Criteriums blend together an amazingly diverse assortment of physical & psychological performance demands which culminate into one of the most exciting forms of mass-start racing in the world of cycling. In order to meet these demands, the workouts contained in each volume-version of the Criterium Specialty blocks start out fairly specific in terms of physiological stress and then grow…


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Maximize Your Training With Marginal Gains


This article is part 1 of 3 in a series focused on maximizing your training. Check out the next article here.   Marginal Gains is a popular topic for cyclists these days, and for good reason. Finding fractions of a percent of improvement in every aspect of your life can add up to create impressive results. How…


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