When a technical feature forces you off your bike, don’t skip it! Challenging sections of trail provide you an opportunity to progress your bike handling skills, build confidence in your abilities and identify potential areas for improvement. You can safely and confidently approach challenging terrain with these six steps.
Get prepared for mountain biking’s unique and demanding physical challenges with these five great workouts for mountain bikers. Use them to sharpen your mountain bike fitness, build upon important skills, or introduce off-road-specific interval training to your schedule.
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.
With the right training plan, skills, and equipment, you can take on any gravel race. Here’s everything you need to prepare for your next gravel event or your first big gravel race.
What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Improvement comes in all shapes and forms. But behind every improvement, there’s always hard work, consistency, and dedication. In this round of Success is for Everyone, three TrainerRoad athletes share the training plans and strategies that helped them reach their goals and raise their FTP’s along the way.
The mental work you put into your preparation is as valuable as the physical work. 2018 XCO Elite World Champion, Kate Courtney, shares some insight into her racing head space and what she does to prepare for unexpected challenges in a XC race.
Balancing a demanding training load with a busy schedule is a challenge for any athlete. Entrepreneur, mother, and professional mountain bike racer, Sonya Looney, shares how she fits training into her busy schedule without compromising the time and responsibilities that are important to her. Share your success story and tell us how TrainerRoad helped you…
MTB Pro Alex Wild joins the team to discuss how he balances riding pro MTB and a full-time job, how he uses analytics to improve every aspect of his mountain biking ecosystem from equipment to nutrition and training, a breakdown of Alex’s setup with the new Specialized Epic and more in Episode 269 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
David Curtis went from total beginner to sub-9 finisher at the Leadville Trail 100. As a new cyclist, David experienced a steep learning curve with plenty of challenges along the way. But changes in lifestyle, diet, and structured interval training with TrainerRoad, he added 100w to his FTP and doubled his w/kg.