Lessons from The Valley of Fire

I’d love to pretend that once I learn a lesson I can then catalog it away and know that the information acquired will automatically inform future decisions and effortlessly steer future actions. Ah, if only that were the case. Too often, I find myself repeating mistakes I’ve made in previous races only to endure an read more…

March 7, 2014  |   |  No comments

The New Guy

There are some things in this world that only an endurance athlete can understand. The thrill of adding a few watts to your FTP after weeks of hard work is something the general population will never experience. As the newest member of the TrainerRoad family, I can confidently say that I live in the same read more…

March 5, 2014  |   |  7 comments

Sufferfest Chrysalis

I just finished doing the newest Sufferfest workout, Chrysalis. We’ve talked about wanting to do running workouts for a while but this is the first time I’ve actually combined running and biking in a TrainerRoad workout. I don’t have a treadmill (Nate can do the official treadmill/bike review after he tries it) so I just read more…

February 11, 2014  |   |  No comments

Prize winners for Tour of Sufferlandria

I was blown away by the participation in this year’s Tour. Congratulations to everyone who participated. It turned out to be a great fundraiser (Over $60,000 raised for the Davis Finney foundation), a fun motivator, and a fitness booster. Just browse our twitter feed for people’s feedback and pictures. Or check out the hashtag: #TourOfSufferlandria Stats Here are read more…

February 10, 2014  |   |  12 comments

We’re Bicycling Magazine’s Gear of the Day!

Check out the review on Bicycling Magazine. Gear of the Day: @TrainerRoad Subscription http://t.co/6UEfbZoaew A coach’s knowledge at a fraction of the cost — Bicycling Magazine (@BicyclingMag) January 29, 2014   Sounds like he really likes the live data feedback and TrainerRoad controlling his trainer. What is it about TrainerRoad that keeps you engaged and read more…

January 29, 2014  |   |  3 comments

Faster Video Rendering, Retina Support, Improved Syncing and ToS

We’ve released TrainerRoad version 2.5 today, and it has a few cool features that we wanted to let you know about. Your app will ask to update, or you can download the software directly. Faster Video Rendering This is a big one. We’re now rendering videos on the GPU instead of the CPU. This should read more…

January 22, 2014  |   |  15 comments

Timing Your Training for Your Event

With all of our available training plans and their associated plan durations, it can be a little challenging trying to decide which plan to use and when to start/end your best-fit plan relative to your key event(s). For instance, your Half-Ironman may not take place until September or you may be a roadie heading into read more…

January 10, 2014  |   |  1 comment

Half-Distance Triathlon Training Plans!

You may have noticed that a cluster of new TrainerRoad-developed workouts cropped up in your Workouts tab a few days ago and we’re happy to announce that they are, in fact, the components of the much-awaited (thanks for your patience) Half-Distance Triathlon Training Plans! Plan Options We’ve put together 3 options based on your available read more…

December 11, 2013  |   |  1 comment

Which Training Plan Is Best for Me?

Perhaps the most common question I field is from new subscribers wondering where to start, which plan is the best jumping-off point. Probably the second most popular question diverted to the head coach is from current subscribers who have completed some base training but want a plan that’s more specific to their personal goals. In read more…

October 29, 2013  |   |  28 comments

Why are my TSS and IF lower than the prescribed workout values?

A member asked today why his TSS and IF are lower than the workout’s prescribed TSS and IF even though he was above the target almost the entire workout. What do those acronyms mean? The interesting features of the workouts are 4x20s “muscle fiber activation efforts”. For almost the entire workout, his power was above read more…

October 10, 2013  |   |  2 comments

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