Author Archives: Meghan Kelley

Meghan Kelley is a writer, XC MTB racer and trail enthusiast. Her years spent racing XC and working at TrainerRoad has translated to a passion for all things cycling.


Recovery tips and hacks

Recovery Tips and Hacks For Cyclists

Get faster with better recovery. Athletes can make the most of their recovery week with activities and practices that assist the recovery process.


Wahoo ELEMNT Headunit Setup

Outside Workouts: Wahoo ELEMNT Setup

Taking structured workouts outside is easy when you have the right data displayed on your Wahoo head unit.


Tips for Safe Outside Workouts

Tips For Safe Outside Workouts

There are a number of steps cyclists can take to make their rides safer. If you’re going to ride outside keep your rides as safe as possible with these additional precautions and appropriate safety measures.


How to prepare for and ride your first century

How to Prepare for and Ride Your First Century

Taking on a century can be a daunting task, especially when it’s your first. With these tips and tricks you’ll feel confident that you’ve got the information necessary to nail your first one hundred mile ride.


How to Safely Add Volume

How to Safely Add Volume to a Training Plan

When you have extra time to train you can enhance your training plan with additional workouts and maintenance activities. Adding extra training can be extremely beneficial when added appropriately.


why exercise makes you feel good

Why Exercise Makes You Happy and Helps Fight Depression

Balanced, timely exercise can be beneficial to your mental health, improve your sense of well being, and in some cases alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.


how to train with strava segments

Training With Strava Segments

When you don’t have events on the Calendar, attempting to get the fastest time on a Strava segment can be a fun and motivating training goal. As long as you can do it safely and in compliance with your local ordinances, here are some tips to help you grab that KOM or QOM.


hormonal birth control

Hormonal Birth Control and Training

Female athletes can use an individual cost and benefit analysis to determine if the use of hormonal birth control is affecting their performance negatively or positively.


all-out efforts

Structured Training Versus All-Out Efforts

Only doing all-out efforts isn’t the key to getting faster. Athletes can get faster with a structured training plan that develops multiple energy systems and promotes long term adaptation.


natural nutrition

How to Fuel With Natural Pre-Workout Nutrition

When you know what to eat and when to eat, eating natural, non processed foods is a simple and effective way to fuel your workouts.



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