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.


Triathlete and busy dad John Tarrant avoided injury with TrainerRoad to succeed in his first triathlon.
P.C. Yasmin Tarrant

Avoiding Injury and Increasing FTP 70w With John Tarrant

Every athlete faces obstacles on the way to reaching success. For first-time triathlete John Tarrant, a history of injury and a demanding family life combined with the restrictions of lockdown to make his season a challenge. But with thoughtful planning, a positive attitude towards goal-setting, and the flexibility of TrainerRoad, John came out on top.


The Elements of Getting Faster: How Recovery Helps You Improve and Get Faster

Recovery: The Elements of Getting Faster

It’s easy to think of recovery as secondary to training, but it’s actually the most directly impactful part of the training process. Only through recovery does your body actually get stronger, and only through rest do you get faster.


A cyclist trains in the Endurance Zone to build aerobic fitnes
Athlete: Calvin Smith, P.C. Nick Wilson

Endurance Training for Cyclists: Where Zone 2 Fits in Your Training Plan

The low-intensity, aerobically-powered Endurance training zone doesn’t get much attention. But if you ride and race bikes regularly, you probably ride at this pace more often than you realize, and it can carry some significant benefits. Let’s take a look at the details of this oft-overlooked training zone.


An athlete trains to maximize their power-to-weight ratio.

Power-to-Weight Ratio for Cyclists: When Watts/kg Matters, and How to Improve It

Power-to-weight ratio is one of the most important metrics in cycling, but it can also be a negative influence driving athletes to obsess over weight. Learn how it can help make you faster if used correctly.


A cyclist uses strength training to improve their endurance and efficiency.

How Strength Training can Improve Endurance For Cyclists

Cyclists ask a lot of their muscles, but not all muscle is the same and different muscle types function in different ways. Let’s examine muscle types and consider how building muscular strength can make you faster.


Jon Kaslow uses low-volume training to dramatically increase his FTP

Increasing FTP 80w and Gaining Confidence: Low-Volume Training with Jon Kaslow

Jon Kaslow started cycling on a whim, but this busy rider used TrainerRoad’s low-volume plans to dramatically improve his FTP. His strategies are a great example for any time-crunched athlete.


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?



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