Category Archives: Training


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…


24 HOP, Cooling Techniques, Tolerating Stress, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 177

Episode 177 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is going to be a fun one! 24 Hours In The Old Pueblo registration is closed and it’s time to strategize on endurance team racing, we’ll discuss creative ways to stay cool on the bike, and the proper way to train your body to absorb more…


CX, Road Enduro, Block Periodization, Heart Rate & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 176

A discussion on cyclocross, road enduro, block periodization, heart rate, nutrition and more, all in Episode 176 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this episode New TrainerRoad Forum ( Forum.TrainerRoad.com ) TrainerRoad kits now available! New TrainerRoad Calendar TrainerRoad Pricing Updates…


Special Guest Katerina Nash – Ask a Cycling Coach 175

5x Olympian Katerina Nash joined us live from Interbike in front of a studio audience for a deep dive on cyclocross. Tune in and learn from one of cycling’s most successful athletes!  Topics covered in this episode How to for Cyclocross Racing Choosing tires for specific CX Courses Using Running to get in shape…


Road Tactics, Ice Baths, Body Fat scales & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 174

Join us for this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll review a list of scenarios you can keep ready to manage every race situation, discuss whether ice baths are effective or not, tell you which body fat scales you can trust, and much more.  Topics covered in this episode Live podcast…


Genetics and Sprinting, Rebounding From a Bad Race, Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 173

How much of a role do genetics play in your ability to sprint, how do you recover from a bad race performance, and should your nutrition change for late night workouts? Join us live for discussion on all of this and more in Episode 173 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered…


How to Plan a Year of Training and Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 172

Planning an entire year of training and racing can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Episode 172 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast will go over every detail you need to know before planning your next season.  Topics covered in this episode How a podcast listener won a 250mi MTB race…


Q&A with 3x Olympian Geoff Kabush – Ask a Cycling Coach 171

3x Olympian, 15x National Champion, Multi-time BCBR Champion and all around MTB legend Geoff Kabush (Yeti Cycles, Maxxis, Shimano) joined us to answer your questions on maintaining race fitness and motivation, equipment choices and technique, and a funny story that involves Chinese olympic basketball player Yao Ming. Tune in and enjoy!  Topics covered in…


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…


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