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Category Archives: Successful Athletes


Finding Motivation and Pushing Through Setbacks With Thrude Natholmen

After winning the Individual Time Trial National Championships in 2014 Thrude Natholmen set her eyes on the next big goal. But when this goal didn’t come together it became a struggle to hold onto motivation and stay on the right track. Learn how Thrude found a new perspective and pushed through her setbacks in this episode of the Successful Athlete’s Podcast.


Georgina von Marburg uses TrainerRoad to get faster
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Getting Faster and Staying Positive With Enduro Racer Georgina von Marburg

Competition runs in Georgina von Marburg’s blood. From the tennis court, to criteriums, to elite Enduro races, this versatile Australian athlete feeds on a challenge. She’s also faced setbacks along the way, but her love of cycling and commitment to consistency help her succeed and get faster.


Dialed Health's Derek Teel discusses strength training and consistency.
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From Downhill Racing to Endurance and Strength Training, With Dialed Health’s Derek Teel

For Derek Teel, being fast means being strong. Derek is a former pro downhill racer and owner of Dialed Health, a strength training service for cyclists. Derek’s advice on getting stronger can make every athlete faster.


Tips for Low-Volume Training From the Successful Athletes Podcast

The flexible yet progressive structure of the low-volume training plan works with a variety of schedules and experience levels—making it the go to volume for many goal driven athletes. To help you get the most out of your low-volume plan here’s five tips from TrainerRoad athletes who have used a low-volume training plan to get faster.


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Strength Training and Ultra Endurance Fat Bike Racing With Art O’Connor

After more than 30 years racing bikes, professional strength coach Art O’Connor continues to push himself with new challenges. Learn how he used smart training to conquer a 21- hour race in extreme cold conditions.


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Reaching 4.0 W/kg With Small Changes and Consistent Training

Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad to train for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. By making small changes along the way and staying consistent with a low-volume training plan Curtis lost 35 pounds and reached 4.0 W/kg.


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Gaining 107 Watts and Staying Motivated With Low-Volume Training

Stephen Morina’s job entails many long days of physical labor, but he’s used smart training strategies to raise his FTP and stay motivated. His approach can serve as an example for any athlete with demanding schedule.


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Tips for Consistency and Early Morning Workouts

Consistency over time is the surest way to becoming a faster cyclist, but staying consistent doesn’t always come easily. In this week’s Successful Athletes Podcast, Michael Brophy shares the real strategies that have helped him train consistently, nail his process goals, and reach 5w/kg amid a busy schedule.


Jessica Kuepfer uses TrainerRoad to land on the podium in multiple sports.
Photo courtesy of Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes)

Setting Priorities and Reaching Podiums With Multisport Athlete Jessica Kuepfer

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.


Training For a Bucket List Ride With TrainerRoad

Training for a Bucket List Ride With TrainerRoad

Octavio Flores Quintero had his dream ride in mind when he signed up for TrainerRoad. He used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo—an adventurous ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta.



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