Author Archives: Sean Hurley

Sean Hurley is a bike racer, baker of sourdough bread, and former art professor. He is a connoisseur of cycling socks, and a deep believer in the power of periodized, science-based training. Rumor has it he also runs a famous cycling instagram account, but don't tell anyone about that.


An athlete completes an interval workout included in a TrainerRoad training plan.

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Structured Training

Here at TrainerRoad, structured training is at the heart of everything we do, and we get a little defensive when we hear some of the misconceptions about structure. Let’s set the record straight.


Dr. Andy Pruitt conducts a bike fit with a cyclist.

A Conversation About Bike Fit With Dr. Andy Pruitt

Dr. Andy Pruitt is the world’s top expert on bike fitting, with over 40 years of experience. We sat down with Dr. Pruitt for a wide-ranging conversation on all things fit-related.


Athletes descend during the 2020 Tour De France

Tour De France Takeaways for Amateur Racers

Every year, the Tour De France serves as a 3-week showcase for cycling’s top talent. As the world’s premier bike race, it’s the perfect opportunity for amateur riders to watch and learn from the sport’s best. What lessons can the average racer take away from the first half of this year’s Tour?


An athlete trains her aerobic energy system using sweet spot intervals

The Aerobic Energy System: What it is, Why it’s Important, and How to Train it

The aerobic energy system is the most important way a cyclist’s body utilizes energy. How does it work and how can you train it?


A cyclist using structured training to get faster

The Top 10 Guaranteed Ways to Get Slower at Cycling

TrainerRoad’s one and only mission is to make you a faster cyclist. But what if, for some reason, you wanted to get slower? Here are our top tips for getting worse at cycling.


A cyclist interval training with a power meter

Training with a Power Meter: What Every Cyclist Should Know

Power meters are the only objective way to measure cycling performance and have revolutionized how cyclists train. How much do you know about power meters and how to use them?


A cyclists pours a cup of coffee before a ride

Caffeine for Cyclists: Pros, Cons, And Caveats

Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug, and is closely associated with cycling culture. Should you be incorporating caffeine into your training in a more deliberate way?


An athlete trains at their VO2 Max

How to Improve Your VO2 Max and Get Faster With Structured Training

VO2 max is not fixed, and structured training can significantly improve this key factor, especially if maintained consistently over the long-term. Let’s take a look at how.


A beginner rider places her bike on an indoor trainer

Indoor Training Advice For Beginners

Indoor training is productive and efficient. It can also be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Improve your indoor ride with these easy tips from experienced riders.


Races are cancelled. An athlete looks at their computer as they consider whether to continue their training plan or restart base training.

Planning Training and Finding Motivation For A Year Without Racing

Events are cancelled, and athletes are wondering whether to continue their training plans or restart base. With consistency, this season can have long term benefits either way.



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