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Masters Cycling: Training Advice for Masters Athletes
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @trilla_e

Masters Cycling: Training Advice for Masters Athletes

The gradual toll of aging is an inescapable fact of life. But like a fine wine, many endurance athletes continue to improve their fitness and health even as the years pass by. What physiological changes do masters cyclists experience, and how can you use smart training and recovery strategies to get faster, no matter your age? 

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Cyclocross: Everything You Need to Know about Cyclocross Training and Racing

Cyclocross is an exciting and intense form of racing with passionate fans and competitors. But what is ‘cross and what is the best training plan for it? Whether you have the technical skills & fitness of both a mountain biker and a roadie, or you’re on a path leading you to this incredibly entertaining cycling discipline, this guide will cover everything you need to know about cyclocross training.

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Leadville Pro Athlete Interviews - Ask A Cycling Coach 320

Leadville Pro Athlete Interviews – Ask a Cycling Coach 320

We interviewed 10 of the fastest athletes taking on the Leadville 100 to find out how they are uniquely preparing their bodies, equipment and execution strategies to find success at one of the biggest mountain bike races in the world. Tune in to hear from Sarah Sturm, Eddie Anderson, Laura King, Peter Stetina, Katerina Nash, Alex Wild, Hannah Finchamp, Keegan Swenson, Rose Grant and Alex Howes!

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How to Fly With Your Bike: The Ultimate Guide

How To Fly With Your Bike: The Ultimate Guide

Exploring new terrain on your bike is one of the true joys of cycling. But if you’re unprepared when flying to your destination, your trip can be ruined by expensive fees, damaged equipment, and logistical challenges. Luckily, flying with a bike can be fairly easy and affordable if you plan ahead. What do you need to know before embarking on your next cycling adventure?

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What is a Good FTP and is Mine Too Low?

Power-based training is without a doubt the best way to structure training for cycling, and FTP serves as a way to scale every workout to your current fitness level. But what is a good FTP, and how can you be sure that your FTP is accurate?

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+120w FTP Increase & US Para-cycling Nationals with Successful Athlete Francesco Magisano

Francesco Magisano, blind since the age of 16, is a triathlete, cyclist, and the New York City metro region director for Achilles International, a global organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Tune in to learn how Francesco used TrainerRoad to add 120w to his FTP and place second in the 2021 USA National Para-cycling Road and Time Trial Championships.

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This is a before and after picture of a cyclist that lost 145 pounds

Cycling for Weight Loss: How to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cycling is a great weight loss tool. Combining a healthy diet with structured training paves the way for increased performance. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, these tips will help you lose weight and be a faster cyclist.

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why every cyclists needs structured training

Why Every Cyclist Needs Structured Training

It’s fun to get faster. Whether you race or not, structured training is the most efficient way to reach your cycling goals. Get faster for your local group rides, gran fondo, or simply improve your fitness with a science-based training plan.

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How to Improve Cycling Economy for Increased Performance

Raising your functional threshold power and VO2 max capacity aren’t the only ways to get faster. Improvements in your cycling economy are also on the table and can come with major performance benefits. Here’s how you can actively target your cycling economy with additions to your training and adjustments to your form.

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A season of elite road racing with TrainerRoad athlete Jarret Oldham
Photos courtesy of Jarret Oldham

A Season of Elite Road Racing With TrainerRoad Athlete Jarret Oldham

Jarret Oldham can regularly be seen at the front of the fastest crits and road races in the United States. How does he use TrainerRoad to succeed in elite-level racing?

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