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Author Archives: Jesse Fortson

Jesse Fortson lost over 145 pounds with TrainerRoad's help. He uses his experience as a teacher and race mechanic to get faster for crits, gravel, and marathon XCO races.


+120w FTP Increase & US Para-cycling Nationals with Successful Athlete Francesco Magisano

Francesco Magisano, blind since the age of 16, is a triathlete, cyclist, and the New York City metro region director for Achilles International, a global organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Tune in to learn how Francesco used TrainerRoad to add 120w to his FTP and place second in the 2021 USA National Para-cycling Road and Time Trial Championships.


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Managing Mental Health and Training with Successful Athlete John Peter

John Peter is an endurance athlete with a long history of high-volume training and racing that masked many signs of bipolar disorder. But throughout the journey, this father, teacher, and high school coach discovered ways to balance life, training, and mental health.


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Sweet Spot Intervals: How to Execute Them

Sweet Spot intervals are one of the most effective ways to get faster. And while they might feel difficult now, you can quickly improve your ability to nail these types of workouts. Let’s take a look at how to execute your Sweet Spot intervals.


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From Couch to Crit with Successful Athlete Logan McPherson

Logan McPherson, a soon-to-be father from Dallas, Texas, wanted to get in on the fast-paced action of crit racing. With the help of Jeff Linder of NorCal Cycling and TrainerRoad, Logan went from sitting on the couch to racing in one of the hardest criteriums in America—Tulsa Tough, and he has some tips to help any beginner racer.


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What to Drink When Cycling

Whether you are training indoors or riding a gran fondo, hydration is crucial for your health and performance. Physiology, weather, and time all play a role in what to drink when cycling. Deciding what to drink when cycling helps you create a hydration plan and set you up for success.


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Workout Profiles: Build Specific Fitness

Workout Profiles give you a more detailed view of the intervals needed to build the specific fitness required for your goals. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Workout Profiles.


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Tapering and Peaking for Cyclists: Be Ready for Race Day

The big event is only a few weeks away. You’ve put in the hard work, and now you want to ensure that your body is ready to perform for your most important event. Tapering and peaking can seem complex. This guide will help you hit peak fitness just in time for your event.


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Bike Maintenance Checklist for Training

A clean bike is a fast bike, even when it’s on the trainer. Training is hard on your body and equipment whether you’re riding indoors or out. This bike maintenance checklist for training can make sure your bike is ready to work as hard as you do.


Functional Threshold Power (FTP): What it Means to Cyclists

FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power and estimates the highest average power can sustain for one hour, measured in watts. For cycling, FTP is a measure of fitness and an important metric that indicates the amount of work you can sustain for long durations. Additionally, it’s used to determine power zones that are used in training.


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Cycling Nutrition: Everything You Need To Know

Cycling nutrition is often overlooked but rarely unimportant. And when it’s not ignored, it can be complicated and confusing. For peak endurance performance, you’ll need sufficient fuel and hydration, not only for training but for your events as well. This guide will help you with everything you need to know about cycling nutrition.



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