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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.


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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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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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Ultra-Distance Triathlons with Successful Athlete Melissa Paurowski

Melissa Paurowski, a busy wife, mom, and teacher, searched for a new challenge after her goal event was canceled. She decided to enter a grueling, ultra-distance triathlon, with a 4.8-mile swim, 224-mile bike, and 52.4-mile run. Hoping to finish within the time limit, Melissa crushed her goal with time to spare.


How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance

How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance

For endurance athletes, carbs are vital for maximum performance. If you want to go fast, you’ve got to have sugar onboard. That means consuming 60-90 grams of carbs per hour of cycling. Whether you’ve got a big training day or event, these carbohydrate nutrition tips will help.


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Updated Training Plans: Why, How, and When To Update Your Plan

TrainerRoad is committed to constantly improving our training plans to make you a faster cyclist. We’ve used the data and insights from Adaptive Training and our machine learning algorithms to quantify workout difficulty more precisely than ever before. Every training plan still accomplishes the same objectives but has been optimized to increase its effectiveness.


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Long Solo Rides: Tips for Epic Days in the Saddle

There’s a variety of aspects to think about when you’re preparing for long solo rides. Whether it’s an epic time trial or even a long-distance mass start race, you can assume you’ll be riding alone for a good bit of time. Here are five tips to help you on those long solo rides.


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First Adaptive Training Feature Release and Training Plan Updates

Today, we’re rolling out the first features of Adaptive Training. With this release, you can now easily compare workouts with Workout Levels, get the ideal workout type based on your recent training history with TrainNow. We’ve also updated all 100 TrainerRoad training plans and added over 600 new workouts. These new features are available today!


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5 Best Workouts for a Century

Get ready to push the pedals for one hundred miles with these five workouts for your century. The demands of your century can be wide-ranging depending on the course, but at the core is aerobic fitness and muscular endurance. These workouts will cover that and more.


Progressive Training for Cyclists

To become a faster cyclist, there’s an optimal, science-backed training process to follow, and it’s more than just one type of workout. Learn how progressive training can help you to reach new levels of fitness.



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