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.


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.


Becoming a Faster Climber: Training & Tips to Climb Faster

With the right training plan and good technique anyone can become a faster climber. Here’s the training, pacing, nutrition, and skills that will help you summit hills faster and more efficiently.


The Benefits of a Season Long Structured Training Plan

Training all of your energy systems for the demands and challenges of your racing and goals takes time. This season, ditch your short term training plan for a long term approach and add a training plan to your Calendar that aligns with all of your goals.


sika henry triathlete

From Track to Triathlon: How Sika Henry is Using TrainerRoad to Become a Pro

Sika Henry is an elite level triathlete with outstanding accomplishments in the sport of triathlon and has an important role in the triathlon community. In this week’s Successful Athlete’s Podcast, Sika shares some of her insights into training and racing, her personal progression into triathlon, an inspiring comeback story, and much more.


How to Increase FTP While Training Endurance

How to Increase FTP and Train Endurance

A well-structured training plan progressively increases your Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Increasing your FTP increases your ability to hold higher power values longer making you a faster cyclist.


Base Training Goals and Myths
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Base Training: Goals and Myths

Time and time again, we return to base training. But why? Is it possible to skip base training when you’re fit? Can you derail your progression with early season racing or even too much base? Here’s the answer to these common base training questions and the goals behind base training.


Mountain Bike Training

Mountain Bike Training: How to be Faster on the Trail

A structured mountain bike training plan is the most effective and efficient way to build the power and endurance necessary for the demands of mountain biking. Cross country, Enduro, and Downhill athletes can get faster with a training plan specific to their racing discipline and the terrain they ride.


Lifestyle: The Elements of Getting Faster

Your lifestyle and daily routine are more closely related to your training than you may realize. Daily stress, training habits, your support system, and the learning you do off the bike are elements of lifestyle that play a role in your training. Knowing how the elements of your daily life impact your training can help you optimize these elements so that your training plan complements your routine and reinforces your goals daily.


Eight Habits to Improve Your Training Routine

You don’t need to make big changes to see big improvements. Optimizing your training routine with the addition of a few small habits can have a significant impact on your progression in the long run. Here are eight little habits you can easily add to your routine to train better and get faster.


Training Lessons From an Athlete With a 4.8 Power to Weight Ratio

Progress isn’t always linear— and that’s not a bad thing. TrainerRoad successful athlete Jack Turnbull shares his journey through the ups and downs of his progression and how he’s adjusted his training to sustain a 4.8 power to weight ratio.



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