Author Archives: Meghan Kelley

Meghan Kelley is a writer, XC MTB racer and all around fan of trails, rocks, dirt and the desert. Her years spent racing XC and working at TrainerRoad has translated to a passion for all things cycling.


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Eight Indoor Cycling Drills for Efficiency and Strength

Incorporating drills into your indoor workouts is a great way to reinforce good habits and experiment with new techniques. It’s also easy to do. You can add these eight drills to your indoor workouts to enhance your time spent in the saddle and target the efficiency of your pedal stroke.


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Timing Your Recovery Drink: What and When to Drink

No matter what workout you’re doing, you should always plan on some recovery nutrition afterward. There are numerous benefits to recovery drinks, and timing them correctly will help you feel confident that your glycogen stores are replenished for your next workout.


From Triathlete to Time Trial Age Group National Champion

When Egert Purre decided to race the 2020 Estonian Time Trial National Championship he didn’t think he had a shot at winning. At best he hoped to earn third in his age group, and ideally he’d finish in the top five. His performance on race day told a different story though. Egert left everything he had out on the course and ended up finishing with the fastest time in his age group.


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Top Ten Training Tips from Amber Pierce in 2020

Over the past year, Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast host Amber Pierce has offered key guidance on staying motivated, training skills, and creating a healthy and sustainable training process. In case you missed them the first time around, or just need a quick refresher, here are the top ten training takeaways Amber’s given on the podcast (so far!).


Cycling Base Training: Why and How to Build Your Aerobic Base

You can build a strong aerobic base, in a time efficient and effective manner, with a structured base training plan. Here’s why base training and aerobic fitness are important for every cyclist and how you can make sure you’re building your base properly for the season and goals that you have.


Gravel Racing: Training and Preparation for a Gravel Grinder

With the right training plan, skills, and equipment, you can take on any gravel race. Here’s everything you need to prepare for your next gravel event or your first big gravel race.


Tips for Becoming a Faster Cyclocross Racer with Laura Alagna

If you want to race cyclocross or are looking to take it more seriously, Successful Athlete, Laura Alagna, is here to share her tips for getting started with cyclocross and getting a cat two upgrade.


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Crank Length: What Length Cranks Should I run?

Running a longer crank might seem like it will increase power, but for most cycling disciplines, the research suggests otherwise. Here’s why you should opt on the shorter side and prioritize comfort over leverage when choosing a crankset.


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FTP Improvements From TrainerRoad Athletes

Improvement comes in all shapes and forms. But behind every improvement, there’s always hard work, consistency, and dedication. In this round of Success is for Everyone, three TrainerRoad athletes share the training plans and strategies that helped them reach their goals and raise their FTP’s along the way.


Recovery and Improvement After a Cycling Accident

When faced with an uncertain road to recovery, Sloane Tilley took it slow and approached each obstacle one step at a time. Her hard work and diligence paid off, and she got faster, stronger, and healthier along the way. Here’s how Sloane recovered from a horrific accident and what you can take from her inspiring story.



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