Author Archives: Sean Hurley
Recovery is key to getting faster, but it seems to take longer as we get older. Luckily, there are many factors beyond age that influence your ability to recover.
It’s tough enough to succeed at one sport. But Jessica Kuepfer takes things further, achieving podiums in multiple disciplines of cycling and running. Best of all, she continues to have fun along the way, thanks to a healthy perspective and thoughtful prioritization.
It’s common to feel nervous about starting a training plan, especially after a long break or if you’re new to structured training. But it’s easy to find the right plan and start getting faster.
The relationship between time and intensity in cycling is called a power curve, and charting it can offer important insights. But like other cycling metrics, it can also be misleading if not considered in the proper context. How can you use your power curve to get faster and win races?
Productive and sustainable New Year’s resolutions can help lead your training in a positive direction. Reach your best this year with our favorite Training Resolutions.
From professional racers to absolute beginners, TrainerRoad employees include cyclists of all abilities and experience levels. Collectively, we’ve learned a whole lot about using TrainerRoad to get faster, so we asked our employee athletes their favorite lessons they’ve learned along the way.
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.
Training and fatigue can dramatically affect the body’s hormone levels. For cyclocross racer Austin Killips, understanding hormonal imbalances and establishing good habits have helped her become a faster, healthier athlete.
Getting started with bike racing can be intimidating. It’s easy to overthink it, and convince yourself you’re getting in over your head. But in reality, your first few races are some of the most exciting experiences you’ll have as a cyclist. If you approach these events with an open mind and a sense of curiosity, you can lay the foundation for a long and successful future in the sport. These are our top 10 tips for your first season racing bikes.
We all know one cadence feels very different from another, but few cyclists really understand how cadence affects our efficiency on the bike. What is the optimal cycling cadence, and how can you use pedaling drills to become more efficient?
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