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.


all-out efforts

Structured Training Versus All-Out Efforts

Only doing all-out efforts isn’t the key to getting faster. Athletes can get faster with a structured training plan that develops multiple energy systems and promotes long term adaptation.


natural nutrition

How to Fuel With Natural Pre-Workout Nutrition

When you know what to eat and when to eat, eating natural, non processed foods is a simple and effective way to fuel your workouts.


How to: Adjust For Cancelled Events

Life happens and plans change. If your events have been canceled or rescheduled, don’t worry. Plan Builder can help keep your training on track. You can adjust your training plan, event schedule, and calendar to make sure you can reach peak fitness on race day.


Garmin Edge

Outside Workouts: Garmin Setup

A clear and organised display on your Garmin Edge can help you eliminate unnecessary distractions and nail your power based intervals outside.


Ramp Test

How to: Preparing for Your Ramp Test

Performing a good ramp test is a crucial first step to high-quality structured training. Use these tips to get the most accurate results possible and keep your training on track.


Outside Workouts

Outside Workouts: Choosing The Best Routes

Finding the right route makes outdoor interval training much more effective. Match your route to specific types of workouts with these tips.


Plan Builder Non Racers

How to: Plan Builder For Non-Racers

You don’t need an event on your Calendar to benefit from a structured training plan. If you are an athlete who doesn’t race but wants to get faster or just maintain fitness, you can use Plan Builder to build a custom training plan. A custom plan can help you build the fitness you need to achieve your everyday cycling goals and the power needed to take on those bigger training goals.


crashes

How to Avoid a Crash and Recover Quickly

Crashes are a scary, but a very real, part of racing. When you race in bigger events with larger fields the likelihood of seeing or dealing with a crash only increases. Knowing how to protect yourself in a tight field, and when you should go to the pit, can help you safely stay in the race.


Add TSS

How to Add TSS to Your Training

If you want to get more out of your training and add Training Stress (TSS) to your week, you don’t need to crank up the intensity of your workouts to do so. Add TSS to your week with adjustments that are easy to integrate and consistently maintain.


leadout

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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