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Workout Profiles: Build Specific Fitness

Workout Profiles give you a more detailed view of the intervals needed to build the specific fitness required for your goals. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Workout Profiles.


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Tapering and Peaking for Cyclists: Be Ready for Race Day

The big event is only a few weeks away. You’ve put in the hard work, and now you want to ensure that your body is ready to perform for your most important event. Tapering and peaking can seem complex. This guide will help you hit peak fitness just in time for your event.


Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself.
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Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? Five Questions to Ask Yourself.

Endurance athletes love a challenge, and reflexively gravitate towards harder workouts and higher volumes in their training. But for most athletes, this isn’t the most productive or sustainable path. Is a high-volume training plan right for you?


TSS, IF, and Workout Levels: 3 Metrics to Help You Understand Your Training and Get Faster

TSS, IF, and Workout Levels: 3 Metrics to Help You Understand Your Training And Get Faster

Training Stress Score (TSS), Intensity Factor (IF), and Workout Levels are useful ways to quantify the challenge and effect of a workout. Taken together, these 3 metrics help tell the story of your training, but it’s important to understand the differences of each. What does each metric mean, and how can you use them to get faster?


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Low Volume Training: Is It the Right Volume for You?

The flexibility of a low-volume training plan makes it an excellent fit for a variety of schedules, goals, and abilities. If you’re considering a low-volume plan, here are the advantages of low-volume training and how to know if it’s the best volume for you.


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How to Improve Your VO2 Max and Get Faster With Structured Training

VO2 max is not fixed, and structured training can significantly improve this key factor, especially if maintained consistently over the long-term. Let’s take a look at how.


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What Is Lactate Threshold and How To Train It

For decades, athletes have blamed lactic acid for the burn in their legs during exercise, and considered lactate to be a waste product of the muscles. What does the science actually say?


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Cycling Power Zones: Training Zones Explained

Cycling intensity levels are commonly organized into Power Zones, with each zone matching a percentage of your FTP. Balancing time in power zones is crucial to proper training.


How to Train for Leadville 100 MTB: Insight from a Sub 9 Finisher

The Leadville 100 is a long, hard day in the saddle. On race day, you should have complete confidence in all the hard work you put in to get there. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about a Leadville 100 training plan.


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Updated Training Plans: Why, How, and When To Update Your Plan

TrainerRoad is committed to constantly improving our training plans to make you a faster cyclist. We’ve used the data and insights from Adaptive Training and our machine learning algorithms to quantify workout difficulty more precisely than ever before. Every training plan still accomplishes the same objectives but has been optimized to increase its effectiveness.



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