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.


Training for Ultra-Endurance Events with a Low-Volume Plan

Doug Moore raised his FTP by 41 watts with TrainerRoad while training for a multi-day ride across Utah. He did this using a low-volume training plan while managing a challenging schedule. As a busy father of five with a demanding career and a farm to care for, Doug made low-volume work for an ultra-endurance event.


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.


How to choose the best indoor trainer for your budget

Best Indoor Trainer Setup For Your Budget

Getting started with indoor training is easy. With plenty of options to choose from, you’ll be ready to ride in no time. Here are our recommendations for the best indoor trainer setup that meets your budget.


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.


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.



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