Category Archives: 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?


Progressive Training for Cyclists

To become a faster cyclist, there’s an optimal, science-backed training process to follow, and it’s more than just one type of workout. Learn how progressive training can help you to reach new levels of fitness.


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Crank Length: What Length Cranks Should I run?

Running a longer crank might seem like it will increase power, but for most cycling disciplines, the research suggests otherwise. Here’s why you should opt on the shorter side and prioritize comfort over leverage when choosing a crankset.


Cycling Training Plans For Time-Crunched Athletes

Finding the time to train with a busy schedule is a challenge. Some time-crunched cyclists barely have enough time to get on the bike for an hour, three times a week. If you are short on time, TrainerRoad has a plan that will work for your schedule.


Athletes ride in a Gran Fondo after training with TrainerRoad

Gran Fondo Training Guide

Part bike race, part rolling adventure, Gran Fondos offer something for every cyclist and are among the most welcoming cycling events. What are the defining characteristics of these rides, and how can you train for success at your next Gran Fondo?


How to Manage Your Training During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for a variety of reasons. Add in the stress of managing your training and nutrition, and frankly, it can all be overwhelming. Don’t worry, here are some tips to help you manage your training throughout the holidays.


Becoming a Faster Climber: Training & Tips to Climb Faster

With the right training plan and good technique anyone can become a faster climber. Here’s the training, pacing, nutrition, and skills that will help you summit hills faster and more efficiently.


Minimum Effective Dose: How much should you train to get faster?

Minimum Effective Dose: How Much Should You Train To Get Faster?

It might seem logical that more training makes you faster, but big volume and intensity can sometimes do more harm than good. The minimum effective dose of training strikes a healthy balance, ensuring consistent improvement over the long term.


Five Ways Plan Builder Makes Your Training More Effective

Cycling training without a plan is like trying to pedal without a chain. Sure, you’ll work up a sweat, but you won’t get very far. It takes more than just any plan to get you where you want to go though. You need a plan that is built for you and your goals.


Triathlon Training Plans: What’s Important & How to Choose the Right Plan

More than any other endurance sport, triathlon training is tough. Not only is it demanding on the body, but it can be complex. Choosing the right triathlon training plan typically requires research and a heavy-duty strategy if you want your time in the pool, on the bike, and on the pavement to be well spent. However, TrainerRoad removes the complication to ensure that you have the best triathlon training plan for you.



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