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.


Facing Challenges with Zach Josie

Facing Challenges and Overcoming Limitations With Triathlete Zach Josie

No one’s body is the same, and every athlete faces physical challenges. For triathlete Zach Josie, dwarfism is just an obstacle to overcome.


The Brain’s Use of Energy and What it Means to Cyclists

Physical and mental energy are both limited resources. Can you train your brain to use this energy more efficiently?


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Criterium Strategy with Legion of LA’s Justin Williams

Criteriums are fast, intense, and unpredictable. How can you use team tactics and sprinting strategies to up your crit game? We asked an expert.


Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP

Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP: Why They Feel Different (But Aren’t)

One of the most common questions we receive at TrainerRoad is whether you need to adjust your FTP between indoor and outdoor workouts. The short answer is no, but the reasons why are more complicated.


Life or Death Motivation: How Cam Summerson Used Cycling to Save His Son

Life or Death Motivation: How Cam Summerson Used Cycling to Save His Son

Motivation in training is a personal thing. For Cam Summerson, the motivation was saving his young son’s life.


Outside workouts with RPE

Outside Workouts With RPE: a Power Analysis

TrainerRoad Outside Workouts are the best way to bring your structured workouts outdoors. For riders without a power meter, these workouts are all offered in an RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) version, allowing you to complete your workout by feel. How accurate and effective are they?


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Cycling Power Zones: Training Zones Explained

Cycling intensity levels are commonly organized into Power Zones, with each zone matching a percentage of your FTP. Balancing time in power zones is crucial to proper training.


what-is-bonking

What is Bonking? Causes, Dangers, and Prevention

Bonking is a dreaded experience, an exhaustion of fuel and shutdown of the body’s ability to exert itself. The term gets thrown around a lot, but if you’ve ever felt it you know how bad it can be, and how hard it is to recover from. So just what is a bonk, why is it a bad thing, and how can you avoid it?


So Your FTP Went Down… Now What?

FTP is just a number used to calibrate training, but many cyclists see it it as a status symbol, and seek a constantly improving value as validation. Why does FTP occasionally decline, and what do you do next?


Riding by Feel: TrainerRoad Outside Workouts With RPE

RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) is a subjective assessment of how hard you feel like you’re riding. It’s a great way to maintain structure during outside rides when a power meter is not available. TrainerRoad offers all of our Outside Workouts in an RPE-based version.



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