With over 100 million workouts completed during the last ten years, TrainerRoad athletes have gained an incredible amount of experience, so we asked what useful tips they’d learned along the way.
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what you’ve achieved over the past 12 months and set your sights on what comes next. Try spending a month this winter focused on small aspects of training you can fully control with our 5 favorite process goals.
Every workout in a training plan is there for a reason. Sometimes, the purpose is obvious— long threshold workouts prepare you for a time trial, while criterium racers benefit from high-intensity repeats. But some plans also include relatively easy, hour-long endurance spins between harder days. What’s the point of these workouts, and is it ok to skip them?
Professional cyclists are among the toughest athletes in the world. But you don’t have to train like a pro to learn from them. In fact, training like a professional might not be the best fit for you. These five training tips from pros can be used by anyone that wants to get faster.
Workout Alternates are a powerful way to find workouts with the same difficulty and structure as what your plan has scheduled, at a different duration. It helps keep your training on track, even when your schedule changes.
TrainNow helps you quickly choose ideal individual workouts to fit your fitness and schedule. While it doesn’t replace the long-term focus of a training plan, sometimes you need more flexibility, and TrainNow lets you get faster on your terms. How can you benefit from TrainNow’s personalized workout recommendations?
Competition runs in Georgina von Marburg’s blood. From the tennis court, to criteriums, to elite Enduro races, this versatile Australian athlete feeds on a challenge. She’s also faced setbacks along the way, but her love of cycling and commitment to consistency help her succeed and get faster.
For Derek Teel, being fast means being strong. Derek is a former pro downhill racer and owner of Dialed Health, a strength training service for cyclists. Derek’s advice on getting stronger can make every athlete faster.
Consistency over time is the surest way to becoming a faster cyclist, but staying consistent doesn’t always come easily. In this week’s Successful Athletes Podcast, Michael Brophy shares the real strategies that have helped him train consistently, nail his process goals, and reach 5w/kg amid a busy schedule.
Recovery is key to getting faster, but it seems to take longer as we get older. Luckily, there are many factors beyond age that influence your ability to recover.