Author Archives: Meghan Kelley

Meghan Kelley is a writer, XC MTB racer and trail riding enthusiast. Her years spent racing XC and working at TrainerRoad has translated to a passion for all things cycling.


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How to Get a Leadout Win With Just One Teammate

You don’t need a big team to accomplish a race winning leadout. You can execute a successful lead out with just one other teammate. With a good plan and intentional execution you and your teammate can stack the odds in your favor and get one of you across the finish line first.


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How to Build Habits That Grow FTP

Good habits around training can improve your workouts and assist your body’s ability to adapt, recover and perform. Making a conscious effort to improve training habits can help you grow your FTP and achieve your training goals.


How to Attack the Start of an XC MTB Race

Mountain bike races start out hard as racers push to get to the singletrack first. But while all riders start out going hard, the best riders can do so efficiently without blowing up.


How to Train With a Busy Schedule

A busy schedule can make it tough to stick to a training plan. While balancing your training and a busy schedule can be tricky, there are plenty of ways to make a low volume plan fit for you. Picking the right training plan and learning how to make adjustments to this plan can help you get faster and achieve your goals.


Rest Week Nutrition: What to Eat to Recover

Everything you do in a recovery week should help you get faster. Your nutrition is no exception. Intentional choices around nutrition can improve the efficacy of your recovery and leave you feeling stronger than ever for the next block of training.


Plan Builder: The Leadville 100

The Leadville 100 is a long, hard day in the saddle. On race day you should have complete confidence in your training and all the hard work that you put in before the big day. Trust your training plan and the workouts that got you there by making a custom training plan for Leadville with Plan Builder.


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MTB Outside Workouts: How to Nail Your Planning and Training

The nature of mountain biking can make it difficult to take structured workouts out onto the trails, but reinforcing bike handling skills is an important part of any off-road athletes race preparation. Implement these planning strategies to get time on the mountain bike without sacrificing the effectiveness of your training plan.


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Plan Builder: Dirty Kanza

Now that you’ve committed to racing the Dirty Kanza, you’ll need a training plan that can help you get across that finish line. But where do you begin when you’re training for an event as long and challenging as Kanza? Take the guesswork out of your training and build your Dirty Kanza training plan with Plan Builder.


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How to Accelerate Past Someone in a Sprint

A sprint can come down to mere inches. So in any sprint, leaving a gap between you and the athlete in front of you might seem crazy. But this gap might be exactly what you need to win your sprint.


How to Pick the Best Races for Upgrading

You can upgrade race categories faster by filling your season with high quality events that suit your abilities and make the most of your time. Picking the right races is easy to do and can make a huge difference when you are aiming to upgrade quickly.



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