Category Archives: Training


Sore Muscles and Cycling: How to Manage DOMS

Dealing with sore muscles is rarely enjoyable, but something athletes manage regularly. As a cyclist, you ask a lot of your body, and the muscles are no exception. But what causes soreness, and what’s the best way to manage it?


A cyclist trains using information gleaned from their power curve
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @trilla_e

How Your Cycling Power Curve Can Help You Get Faster And Win Races

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?


Use productive New Year's resolutions to become a faster cyclist this season.
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @human_trash_heap

Ten New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Become a Faster Cyclist

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.


TrainerRoad employees offer advice for becoming a faster cyclist
TrainerRoad CEO Nate Pearson

Advice for Getting Faster From TrainerRoad Employee Cyclists

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.


A cyclist trains in the Endurance Zone to build aerobic fitnes
Athlete: Calvin Smith, P.C. Nick Wilson

Zone 2 Training for Cyclists: Where Endurance Training Fits in Your Training Plan

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.


Amber Pierce's Training Tips
PC John Schnack

Top Ten Training Tips from Amber Pierce in 2020

Over the past year, Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast host Amber Pierce has offered key guidance on staying motivated, training skills, and creating a healthy and sustainable training process. In case you missed them the first time around, or just need a quick refresher, here are the top ten training takeaways Amber’s given on the podcast (so far!).


Cycling Base Training: Why and How to Build Your Aerobic Base

You can build a strong aerobic base, in a time efficient and effective manner, with a structured base training plan. Here’s why base training and aerobic fitness are important for every cyclist and how you can make sure you’re building your base properly for the season and goals that you have.


Gravel Racing: Training and Preparation for a Gravel Grinder

With the right training plan, skills, and equipment, you can take on any gravel race. Here’s everything you need to prepare for your next gravel event or your first big gravel race.


Strength Training and Cycling: How to Time Your Workouts

If you want to become a faster cyclist, it’s time to start strength training. In this guide, we’ll cover how and when to combine strength and cycling training.


A cyclist utilizes an efficient cadence
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @human_trash_heap

What’s The Most Efficient Cycling Cadence? (And How Cadence Drills Can Make You Faster)

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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