Category Archives: Outside Workouts


Take your training plan with you. Sync your Garmin Connect or Wahoo ELEMNT account to have your workouts with you wherever you go.


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.


How to Use Outside Workouts to Prepare for Your Events

Using Outside Workouts to Prepare For Your Event

Taking your structured workouts outside with Outside Workouts doesn’t just benefit your fitness. You can also use your Outside Workouts to reinforce technical skills, work on outside conditioning and prepare for the specific challenges of your events.


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?


How to substitute intensity with volume

How to Substitute Intensity with Volume

Sweet spot training is one of the most effective and efficient ways to train. However, there are times when you can take a break from the intensity and reap the benefits of a long endurance ride. You can address your aerobic base, experiment with nutrition, and prepare for your event by substituting an endurance ride in place of a sweet spot workout.


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.


indoor training versus training outside

Riding Indoors vs. Riding Outside: A Comparison

TrainerRoad Outside Workouts allow you to maintain the structure and quality of your training plan, while enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. How do these workouts compare to their indoor counterparts?


Wahoo ELEMNT Headunit Setup

Outside Workouts: Wahoo ELEMNT Setup

Taking structured workouts outside is easy when you have the right data displayed on your Wahoo head unit.


Tips for Safe Outside Workouts

Tips For Safe Outside Workouts

There are a number of steps cyclists can take to make their rides safer. If you’re going to ride outside keep your rides as safe as possible with these additional precautions and appropriate safety measures.


Garmin Edge

Outside Workouts: Garmin Setup

A clear and organised display on your Garmin Edge can help you eliminate unnecessary distractions and nail your power based intervals outside.


Outside Workouts

Outside Workouts: Choosing The Best Routes

Finding the right route makes outdoor interval training much more effective. Match your route to specific types of workouts with these tips.



Subscribe to the Blog

Join for the latest training, racing, and software updates from TrainerRoad.

Subscribe


Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast

Answers to your most technical and unique training questions.


A custom training plan, automatically built for your goals.

Try Plan Builder