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Mental Toughness, Crazy Sprints, Recovery Weeks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 282

Mental Toughness, Crazy Sprints, Recovery Weeks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 282

How to be a tough athlete, pro tips for the final kilometer of a race and why you lose most sprints, why you feel slower after a recovery week and much more with new guest host Ivy Audrain!


Training Your Weaknesses

Training Your Weakness: Building Sustained Power For Your Goal Event

For many cyclists, short, high-intensity efforts are fairly comfortable and cause little fatigue. These riders may be tempted to train only with short intervals, even if their goal events require more sustained power. For reasons both physiological and psychological, this isn’t the most beneficial path.


Plan Improvements: Short, General, and Sustained Build!

Last week we mentioned that we’re using data from millions of rides to help improve our training plans. This week, we’ve made changes to our build plans.


Running Out of Matches, VO2 Training for Steady State Athletes and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 151

How to avoid running out of “matches”, should steady state athletes skip VO2 training, a testing protocol for different positions and more in the Episode 151 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad’s new fitness testing protocol How much difference can you expect in FTP on your TT…


Attacking Like a Pro, Easy Sweetspot Work, Supplements & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 141

What most people don’t understand about attacks, how to make Sweetspot work easier, supplements for cyclists & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode • The best way to ease into long intervals • How early should you start pre-race nutrition? • Are attacks more…


When Is It Okay to Bail Out of a Workout?

Every interval of our training plans is intentionally placed and structured to make you faster. So what should you do if you can’t complete an interval? Here’s our simple guide to teach you how to know when it’s okay to bail out of an interval workout, plus tips for bailing out smartly. Interval workouts are meant…


How to Train for Leadville 100 MTB: Insight from a Sub 9 Finisher

“I wanted to quit. Every part of me hurt, but I knew how hard I could go and that I didn’t have to quit. I could do it,” is how Chad Bakken, the full-time CFO and family man, described his final minutes of last year’s Leadville 100. As Bakken crossed the finish line, tears streamed…


9:45:12 Ironman Canada Age Group Win With TrainerRoad

Once a novice to endurance sports, Daniel Clarke worked hard and trained smart. The culmination of all his efforts paid off this past July when he won his age group at Ironman Canada. For a guy who had a humble start to his triathlon career — he finished second to last overall in his first…



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