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Plan Builder: I Don’t Have Enough Time

You’ve signed up for your goal event, and it’s only four months away. You don’t have the time to complete the regular training plan of Base, Build, and Specialty Phases, but you want to be in peak fitness for your “A” race. Don’t worry, Plan Builder has you covered!


Fueling Short Workouts, Bike Choices, Spring Classics and More with Cannondale Pro Amber Pierce – Ask a Cycling Coach 237

Special guest Amber Pierce joins the team to talk about fueling for short workouts, the pros and cons of a CX bike vs a road bike, pro tips for big one-day races and more in Episode 237 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Fast Start Races, Recovery from Training Late, Cell Signaling and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 236

How to train for races with fast starts, optimizing recovery when training late, the benefits of cell signaling from weight lifting and more will be discussed in Episode 236 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Our Training Plans are Improving

For the foreseeable future, we’re using data to make incremental improvements to our training plans. We’ve got the data! We’ve got year and years of high quality, accurate data on how our users’ complete TrainerRoad workouts. We know their age, their watt/kg, how often they’re training, their history and where they are in a plan.…


Dropping Weight, Stretching Peaks, Recovery & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 183

Dropping weight while raising power, making peak fitness last for multiple races and recovering properly are all very difficult ideals for a cyclist to achieve. Episode 183 will explore how to discover and push your limits for each of these ideals. More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this…


Genetics and Sprinting, Rebounding From a Bad Race, Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 173

How much of a role do genetics play in your ability to sprint, how do you recover from a bad race performance, and should your nutrition change for late night workouts? Join us live for discussion on all of this and more in Episode 173 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered…


Leadville Report, Altitude Training Masks, How Pelvic Tilt Affects Power and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 170

Nate had a day of ups and downs at Leadville, but did he get his sub-9 hour goal? Coach Chad and Jonathan will review Nate’s performance, debate whether altitude training masks are effective or not, and dig into how pelvic tilt affects power output. Join us live for Episode 170 of the Ask a Cycling…


New Ride Analysis Page: How to Achieve More PRs Analyzing Your Ride Data

Improve your performance by analyzing your ride data with the new Ride Analysis Page. Performance Analytics, our new set of ride analysis tools, was made available to all TrainerRoad users on May 9th, 2018. We’ve already covered how to use the Training Stress Chart and Personal Records Page. Today, we’re going to dive into ways…


New Personal Records Analysis: Is Your Training Working?

Performance Analytics joins your indoor and outdoor ride data into a set of tools designed to make you faster while leaving out the bloat. This post is dedicated to Personal Records (PRs). Personal Records = Personal Wins Power-based Personal Records are my favorite kind of feedback. It doesn’t matter who showed up to the race,…


New Training Stress Chart: Track Progress and Get Faster

TrainerRoad is launching a major new feature area we call Performance Analytics. This is the first post of three where I’ll be diving into a feature in depth. This post will be dedicated to our new Training Stress chart. Process vs. Results Performance analytics is built around the concept of improving your behavior to influence…



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