Category Archives: Racing


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…


Criterium Race Analysis: Attacking vs. Patrolling

We put GoPros on two of our strongest riders, Dave and Pete, giving you an inside look at our local Tuesday Night Worlds criterium. I sit down with the riders and analyze the two different ways they approached the race. If you like the race commentary, leave a comment on the video letting us know…


Surprising Takeaways from Aerodynamic Testing

When it comes to aerodynamics, assumptions are often wrong. These lessons learned from aerodynamic testing challenge some common beliefs time trialists tend to have. Coach Chad, Coach Jonathan, and our CEO Nate are on a search for speed. In preparation for their time trial, they went to the Velo Sports Center and did aerodynamics testing…


Race Analysis: Dirty Kanza 2018 with Geoff Kabush

What sort of effort does it take to get third place on the fastest day in Dirty Kanza’s history? Let’s do some race and power file analysis of Geoff Kabush’s race with TrainerRoad’s new Performance Analytics features. Dirty Kanza is one of the most popular gravel races in the world, and although there are multiple…


I’ve Never Done My Full Race Distance — Will I Be Ready for My Event?

Faced with a long-distance race but aren’t sure you have the fitness you need? You may be surprised to learn that you can tackle long-distance races (and rides) with all the fitness you need, and more, by simply training smart. How the Time-Crunched Athlete Gets Faster The problem many athletes face is the limiting belief…


Peak on Race Day: 5 Questions to Plan Your Perfect Season

Payoffs occur to those who put the right type of work in at the right time. The reason most cyclists don’t see the dividends they desire comes down to improper season planning at the beginning of their training season. To perfect your training season leading up to an important event, or series of events, ask…


What Every Racer Should Know About Number Pinning

Every second counts on race day. Don’t let a poorly pinned race number add time to the clock and get in the way of your next win. How Athletes are Pinning Their Race Number Wrong The most common mistakes racers are making when pinning their race numbers is either positioning the number out of view…


Grinduro, Triathlon, and Mauna Kea with Matt Lieto

Professional triathlete and IRONMAN commentator, Matt Lieto, and your podcast hosts recorded a special episode to chop up Grinduro, one of the most interesting races on the calendar that you need to know about, and their preparation for one of the toughest climbs on earth, Mauna Kea. Topics covered in this episode Triathlon and gravel…



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