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.


How to Manage Your Training During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for a variety of reasons. Add in the stress of managing your training and nutrition, and frankly, it can all be overwhelming. Don’t worry, here are some tips to help you manage your training throughout the holidays.


Five Ways Plan Builder Makes Your Training More Effective

Cycling training without a plan is like trying to pedal without a chain. Sure, you’ll work up a sweat, but you won’t get very far. It takes more than just any plan to get you where you want to go though. You need a plan that is built for you and your goals.


How to Prepare For Steep Climbs

We’ve all been there—nearing the finish of a ride or race with exhausted legs and more steep hills yet to come. Facing steep climbs near the end of a ride is a challenge. But it’s one that you can overcome with training, planning, and these tips.


Triathlon Training Plans: What’s Important & How to Choose the Right Plan

More than any other endurance sport, triathlon training is tough. Not only is it demanding on the body, but it can be complex. Choosing the right triathlon training plan typically requires research and a heavy-duty strategy if you want your time in the pool, on the bike, and on the pavement to be well spent. However, TrainerRoad removes the complication to ensure that you have the best triathlon training plan for you.


Increasing FTP and Winning Races at 64 Years Old

Lydia Gould, a 64-year-old cyclist with a history of impressive accomplishments, thought she was “too old to improve” before she signed up for TrainerRoad. But over three months, she raised her FTP by thirty watts, turned VO2 Max work from a weakness into a strength, and added more race victories.


Criterium Racing

Criterium racing is a wildly exciting form of road racing. But what is a criterium, and what is the best way to train for one? In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of crits and how you can be successful as a criterium racer.


How to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cycling is a great weight loss tool. Combining a healthy diet with structured training paves the way for increased performance. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, these tips will help you lose weight and be a faster cyclist.


Sweet Spot Training: Everything you need to know.

Sweet Spot Training: Everything You Need to Know

Sweet Spot training is one of the most effective and efficient for cyclists to improve. With the right structure and training plan, you can let Sweet Spot training take your cycling performance to the next level.


What to drink when cycling

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.


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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