A cyclists ride the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo course

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo: Race Guide, Strategy, and Tips for Success

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is a wildly popular race that happens every year outside Tuscon, Arizona. 24-hour mountain bike racing is quite challenging because of fitness, nutrition, and equipment demands. This guide to 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo will help you prepare for the course, select your strategy, and provide tips for your race.

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Professional Supercross racer Justin Brayton uses cycling and TrainerRoad to get faster.
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How Pro Supercross Racer Justin Brayton Gets Faster With TrainerRoad

TrainerRoad is all about helping athletes work towards goals, and for Justin Brayton those goals don’t even involve a bicycle. The fitness and training strategies he gets from TrainerRoad help Justin succeed as a professional Supercross racer, and lessons he’s learned might help you win your next bike race, too.

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Mountain Bike Training

Mountain Bike Training: How to be Faster on the Trail

A structured mountain bike training plan is the most effective and efficient way to build the power and endurance necessary for the demands of mountain biking. Cross country, Enduro, and Downhill athletes can get faster with a training plan specific to their racing discipline and the terrain they ride.

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Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281
P.C. Alonso Tal

Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281

What happens when you do high intensity efforts during base training, what it was like for Amber to be a pro domestique, and tips for beginner racers on their first year of racing and mountain bike stage races. Tune into Episode 281 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast for this and more!

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TrainerRoad's Amber Pierce offers her 8 principles for healthy nutrition habits
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8 Principles of Healthy Nutrition With Amber Pierce

Food fuels performance and gives our bodies the nutrients to repair, recover, and adapt to the stress of training and racing. But far too many of us moralize what we eat in the name of performance, with profound impacts on how we relate to food and the very bodies on which we rely. TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce wants to offer a different perspective.

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Lifestyle: The Elements of Getting Faster

Your lifestyle and daily routine are more closely related to your training than you may realize. Daily stress, training habits, your support system, and the learning you do off the bike are elements of lifestyle that play a role in your training. Knowing how the elements of your daily life impact your training can help you optimize these elements so that your training plan complements your routine and reinforces your goals daily.

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Five Ways to Increase Your FTP From Ordinary Cyclists

Elite cyclists aren’t the only athletes that have great tips for getting faster. Here are five training tips from ordinary, successful athletes who used TrainerRoad to increase their FTP by a total of 333 watts.

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Triathlete and busy dad John Tarrant avoided injury with TrainerRoad to succeed in his first triathlon.
P.C. Yasmin Tarrant

Avoiding Injury and Increasing FTP 70w With John Tarrant

Every athlete faces obstacles on the way to reaching success. For first-time triathlete John Tarrant, a history of injury and a demanding family life combined with the restrictions of lockdown to make his season a challenge. But with thoughtful planning, a positive attitude towards goal-setting, and the flexibility of TrainerRoad, John came out on top.

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Asthma, Timing Strength Training, Race-Day Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 280
Asthma, Timing Strength Training, Race-Day Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 280

Asthma, Timing Strength Training, Race-Day Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 280

Why is asthma so prevalent in endurance sports, how to time your strength training with endurance training, ideal race-day nutrition and more in Episode 280 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Eight Habits to Improve Your Training Routine

You don’t need to make big changes to see big improvements. Optimizing your training routine with the addition of a few small habits can have a significant impact on your progression in the long run. Here are eight little habits you can easily add to your routine to train better and get faster.

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