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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?


Rest Week Nutrition, Air Density, Smelling Salts and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 307

Rest Week Nutrition, Air Density, Smelling Salts and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 307

Why are you always hungry during rest weeks and what can you do about it? Does air density affect physiological performance, and can smelling salts make you faster? Tune into Episode 307 of the Ask a Cycling Coach for these topics and much more!


Recovery Routines, Early Season PRs, Motivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 286

Recovery Routines, Early Season PRs, Motivation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 286

Post-workout recovery routines that make you faster, what to do when you are setting PRs before your goal event, how to find motivation to train and help motivate others and much more in Episode 286 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


How to Use TSS

How to Use Training Stress

TSS can be very informative when used in conjunction with performance and other training metrics, and measuring it is easier than you think.


How To: Breakaway Basics and Pro Tips

While every breakaway is going to be different, there are always things you can do to optimize your performance in a breakaway and increase the probability of a win. For more on race tactics check out our Race Analysis YouTube Playlist. Establishing a Gap Establishing a gap is the hardest part of a breakaway, both…


Pro Enduro Tips with Yeti Cycles’ Richie Rude – EWS Northstar 2019

Enduro World Champion Richie Rude analyzes Coach Jonathan’s onboard footage from every stage of EWS Northstar 2019, giving actionable takeaways and pro insights.


Criterium Race Analysis: Attacking vs. Patrolling

We put GoPros on two of our strongest riders, Dave and Pete, giving you an inside look at our local Tuesday Night Worlds criterium. I sit down with the riders and analyze the two different ways they approached the race. If you like the race commentary, leave a comment on the video letting us know…


Race Analysis: Dirty Kanza 2018 with Geoff Kabush

What sort of effort does it take to get third place on the fastest day in Dirty Kanza’s history? Let’s do some race and power file analysis of Geoff Kabush’s race with TrainerRoad’s new Performance Analytics features. Dirty Kanza is one of the most popular gravel races in the world, and although there are multiple…


How to Break Away and Make it Stick

Although not every race is won by a solo breakaway, multiple breakaways or breakaway attempts always form the outcome of a race. To make sure you’re at the pointy end of the race in the final kilometer, you need to have a specific type of fitness that allows you more than one shot at a…



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