Author Archives: Jesse Fortson

Jesse Fortson is a former collegiate athlete turned cyclist. With TrainerRoad's help, he lost over 140 pounds and now races crits, gravel, and marathon XCO.


How to Use Music to Get Faster

How to Use Music to Get Faster

Every athlete has lived on the edge of failure during a tough workout. Sometimes you just need a little extra motivation to reach the end. The good news is you can increase your chance of success by pressing play. Pick the right music and nail your workout.


Plan, Train, and Analyze with Calendar

How to Plan, Train, and Analyze with Calendar

Planning your entire season training and events can be difficult. But you can keep your training on track with a powerful, easy-to-use training calendar. Calendar lets you focus on what matters and modify your schedule when life happens.


How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance

How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance

For endurance athletes, carbs are vital for maximum performance. If you want to go fast, you’ve got to have sugar onboard. Whether you’ve got a big training day or event, these carbohydrate nutrition tips will help.


How to lose weight through cycling

How to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cycling is a great weight loss tool. Combining a healthy diet with structured training paves the way for increased performance. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, these tips will help you lose weight and be a faster cyclist.


Pro Tips for Sprinting When Your Breakaway Fails

Not every breakaway is successful, but your race doesn’t have to be over just because you got caught. These pro tips will help when you need to sprint for the win after your breakaway fails.


How to Use SeasonMatch to Compare PRs

How to Use SeasonMatch to Compare PRs

Fast cyclists use effective training. But how do you know if it’s working? Using SeasonMatch to compare PRs gives you proof your training is working every step along the way, rather than waiting for your peak.


Moving through a large field in a mass start event can be stressful. These pro tips will help you get to the front of the field efficiently.

Pro Tips for Moving Through a Field Efficiently

Moving through a large field in a mass start event can be stressful. But whether you’re racing a crit or riding a gran fondo, these pro tips will help you get to the front of the field efficiently so you can put the power down at the finish line.


Cycling seasons are unique to every athlete. With Performance Analytics, custom Seasons allow you to specify what time period to analyze.

How to Use Seasons for Year-Round Cycling Fitness

Cycling seasons are unique to every athlete. With Seasons you can analyze your power PRs over custom time periods. Whether you want to compare growth over multiple years or multiple disciplines with one year, get more personal records and prove your training is working with Seasons.


How To Build A Pacing Plan For Long Events

How To Build A Pacing Plan For Long Events

Nailing your pace is essential in long cycling events. The right pacing plan will remove the guesswork before your next event and help you cross the finish line faster.


Why You Should Measure Your Power PRs

Why You Should Measure Your Power PRs

Every athlete wants effective training. But how do you know if it works? Tracking power Personal Records with Performance Analytics will reveal your strengths and prove your hard work is paying off.



Subscribe to the Blog

Join for the latest training, racing, and software updates from TrainerRoad.

Subscribe


Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast

Answers to your most technical and unique training questions.