Author Archives: Nate Pearson

Nate Pearson is the co-founder of TrainerRoad. He is an avid triathlete and cyclist, husband and father of two. His training is fueled by great coffee, BBQ and pie.


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…


Revamped Website: Yearly Pricing, Career Metrics, Zoom Rides, Mobile Enabled

We’ve released a brand new website today. Here are the highlights. Yearly Pricing Option Mobile Enabled Site Improved Marketing Side Revamped Career Page Intervals in Downloaded TCX Files Privacy Option Improved Workout Library Page Ride page – Cadence and Zoom Enabled Redesign Goals Our previous code base was looking a little long in the tooth.…


Yearly Pricing, New Website – Coming Monday

Yearly Pricing, New Website – Coming Monday Monday, Sept 16th, we’ve got two major things launching. Yearly Pricing New Website Yearly Pricing We’ll be offering a $99/year price option ($45/year savings) starting Monday. $89/Year Option – Limited Time For 5 days starting Monday, we’re going to let you lock in at $89/year. That’s a 38% savings…


TrainerRoad 2.2 Beta

TrainerRoad 2.2 Beta We’ve just added a new beta to the bottom of www.trainerroad.com/install. TrainerRoad 2.3.0 is out, get it at www.trainerroad.com/install. Here’s what’s new in a nutshell. Collapsed Device Page Manual Zero ANT+ Power Meters Improved Rolldown Support for Wahoo Kickr, Kinetic inRide and CycleOps Power Beam Pro New Client/Server API to make communication faster…


Workout of the Week – Disaster

It’s a rare breed of rider that can ride a trainer for 4 hours at a time, an even rarer breed that can work HARD over the course of that 4 hours, but if you’re one of the few, the proud, the masochistic, then Disaster is your workout! And for those arguably less ambitious and…


Ironman Lake Tahoe Bike Course Preview

Reid, Chad and I had the pleasure of riding along with RacerMate while they flimed the Ironman Lake Tahoe course. Here’s a 10 minute section that gets you an idea of what it’s like.  We also ramble on about TrainerRoad :). -Nate


Scott Waters – The Man Who Bikes

My old college roommate put up a pretty nice video about biking, being a man and what it’s like to ride in Reno.  It’s a pretty cool video and worth a watch. He has a few other funny videos at his blog here. http://scottwaters.wordpress.com -Nate


Workout of the Week – Kettle

Working at your body’s utmost capacity for brief periods of time is the very essence of interval training. Whether you target muscular endurance, aerobic capacity (VO2max), or the nastiest of them all, anaerobic capacity, the objective is to maximize your performance capabilities. Remarkably, and perhaps unknown to many athletes is a “trickle-down” effect that takes…


Ask Coach T – Tapering

Question Hi Guys – quick question for you. I have a race next Sunday (Oly Tri distance) and was just wondering if you had any suggestions for workouts next week to let me recover enough but still stay sharp – been riding a lot outside and my legs probably wouldnt thank me for a usual…


How to Put out more Power using Heat Acclimation

Oppressive heat bringing down your power numbers and race results? Do you feel sapped of energy and can’t put it in top gear when temperatures reach 32°C/90°F? A recent study from the University of Oregon, Eugene might have the key to bring your performance back to par. Researchers took twelve trained cyclists and performed VO2max, time…


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