Category Archives: Racing


Sprinting 101: How to Be Explosive

A powerful sprint is more than a burst of acceleration and power. Proper tension, body position and rhythm will improve your sprinting technique and allow you to execute an explosive sprint.


How To: Breakaway Basics and Pro Tips

While every breakaway is going to be different, there are always things you can do to optimize your performance in a breakaway and increase the probability of a win. For more on race tactics check out our Race Analysis YouTube Playlist. Establishing a Gap Establishing a gap is the hardest part of a breakaway, both…


Hydration, Sweat and Cramping with Precision Hydration’s Andy Blow – Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast 221

Andy Blow of Precision Hydration joins us for a deep dive into hydration, sweating, cramping and more. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode What really causes cramps? How do you accurately test sweat rates? Is it necessary to replace sodium in the mornings? What influence does recent…


Pro Enduro Tips with Yeti Cycles’ Richie Rude – EWS Northstar 2019

Enduro World Champion Richie Rude analyzes Coach Jonathan’s onboard footage from every stage of EWS Northstar 2019, giving actionable takeaways and pro insights.


Strength Training, Heart Rate and Testing, Elevation & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 208

Team Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris joins us again as we go over Coach Chad’s strength training plan, how to gain weight and get faster, what your heart rate data means during a ramp test, and much more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode How to increase…


Athlete Interviews: Chloe Woodruff – Stan’s Pivot Pro Team

Chloe Woodruff is an Olympian, multi-time National Champion and bonafide legend in the cross-country mountain biking space. As the owner and manager of the Stans-Pivot Pro Team, she has a unique perspective and set of responsibilities that provide a ton of learning opportunities for us. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics…


Race Analysis: 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

In this episode of Race Analysis, the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo team reviews their performance at the Epic Rides team relay MTB race, sharing what they did well, what they could do better, and specific tips for this wildly popular race. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in…


The Road to Cyclocross Nationals

In just one season of training, TrainerRoad user Justin Thomas achieved a top 5 finish in one of the most competitive fields at the 2018 Cyclocross Nationals. Translating success from one discipline of riding to another takes hard work. When Justin, a former mountain bike champion and Masters racer, learned that Cyclocross Nationals was going…


How to Qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship: Real Advice from 29 Kona Participants

Only three percent of age group athletes qualify for the Ironman World Championship. With such small odds, it begs the question: what exactly does it take to vie for a slot at triathlon’s biggest event? In 2016, we started interviewing TrainerRoad users who have made their Kona-qualifying dreams a reality. We kicked things off with…


Leadville Report, Altitude Training Masks, How Pelvic Tilt Affects Power and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 170

Nate had a day of ups and downs at Leadville, but did he get his sub-9 hour goal? Coach Chad and Jonathan will review Nate’s performance, debate whether altitude training masks are effective or not, and dig into how pelvic tilt affects power output. Join us live for Episode 170 of the Ask a Cycling…