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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 certified USAC level 3 coach. Rumor has it he also runs a famous cycling instagram account, but don't tell anyone about that.


Five Common Training Mistakes That Stop You From Getting Faster
P.C. @gvngld

Five Common Training Mistakes That Stop You From Getting Faster

Cyclists are constantly searching for that magic training bullet to take our performance to the next level. But we often spend so much time pondering what we should be doing, that we neglect to consider the things that we shouldn’t— and as it turns out, most of us are holding ourselves back with a few easily solvable mistakes. Which of these five common errors are you making in your training? 


Masters Cycling: Training Advice for Masters Athletes
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @trilla_e

Masters Cycling: Training Advice for Masters Athletes

The gradual toll of aging is an inescapable fact of life. But like a fine wine, many endurance athletes continue to improve their fitness and health even as the years pass by. What physiological changes do masters cyclists experience, and how can you use smart training and recovery strategies to get faster, no matter your age? 


How to Fly With Your Bike: The Ultimate Guide

How To Fly With Your Bike: The Ultimate Guide

Exploring new terrain on your bike is one of the true joys of cycling. But if you’re unprepared when flying to your destination, your trip can be ruined by expensive fees, damaged equipment, and logistical challenges. Luckily, flying with a bike can be fairly easy and affordable if you plan ahead. What do you need to know before embarking on your next cycling adventure?


A season of elite road racing with TrainerRoad athlete Jarret Oldham
Photos courtesy of Jarret Oldham

A Season of Elite Road Racing With TrainerRoad Athlete Jarret Oldham

Jarret Oldham can regularly be seen at the front of the fastest crits and road races in the United States. How does he use TrainerRoad to succeed in elite-level racing?


Why your heart rate increases during exercise (and what it means for cycling performance).
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @trilla_e

Why Your Heart Rate Increases During Exercise (and What It Means For Cycling Performance)

Your heart rate naturally increases during exercise to fuel your muscles with oxygen. How can you improve your capacity to uptake oxygen and get faster?


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Anaerobic Intervals For Cyclists: How They Make You Faster

Anaerobic Intervals For Cyclists: How They Make You Faster

Cyclists use the anaerobic system to power over hills, close gaps in the pack, and attack off the front to win races. How can you use anaerobic intervals to become a faster rider?


Machine Learning-Based TSS Estimation for Rides Without Power Data
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @trilla_e

Machine Learning-Based TSS Estimation for Rides Without Power Data

Track all the hard work you put into your training— even when riding without a power meter. TrainerRoad’s new and improved TSS estimation uses machine learning to calculate TSS for outside rides without power meters more accurately than RPE-based estimates.


How to Analyze Criterium Data to Become a Better Crit Racer

How to Analyze Criterium Data To Become a Better Crit Racer

Every bike race offers an opportunity to learn and improve, no matter how you finish. Let’s learn how to analyze data from a criterium so you can be a more effective competitor nice time you race.


Normalized Power® - What It Is and How to Use It

Normalized Power®: What It Is and How to Use It

Normalized Power (NP)® is a mathematically adjusted measurement of average cycling power, designed to better reflect the variable experience of riding a bike. How does Normalized Power work, and how can you use it to analyze your performance and get faster?



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