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KOM Training, Increasing Training Volume, Morning Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 292

KOM Training, Increasing Training Volume, Morning Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 292

Training for KOMs/QOMs can be a great fallback plan for event cancellations, but how do you train for such a unique effort? We’ll cover this and how to strategically increase your training volume, how to adapt to morning workouts and much more in Episode 292 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


TrainerRoad employees offer advice for becoming a faster cyclist
TrainerRoad CEO Nate Pearson

Advice for Getting Faster From TrainerRoad Employee Cyclists

From professional racers to absolute beginners, TrainerRoad employees include cyclists of all abilities and experience levels. Collectively, we’ve learned a whole lot about using TrainerRoad to get faster, so we asked our employee athletes their favorite lessons they’ve learned along the way.


Gravel Racing: Training and Preparation for a Gravel Grinder

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.


An athlete pins a number on during their first season racing.
P.C. Nick Wilson, M.C. Calvin Smith

10 Tips for Success and Fun in Your First Season Racing Bikes

Getting started with bike racing can be intimidating. It’s easy to overthink it, and convince yourself you’re getting in over your head. But in reality, your first few races are some of the most exciting experiences you’ll have as a cyclist. If you approach these events with an open mind and a sense of curiosity, you can lay the foundation for a long and successful future in the sport. These are our top 10 tips for your first season racing bikes.


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.


Minimum Effective Dose: How much should you train to get faster?

Minimum Effective Dose: How Much Should You Train To Get Faster?

It might seem logical that more training makes you faster, but big volume and intensity can sometimes do more harm than good. The minimum effective dose of training strikes a healthy balance, ensuring consistent improvement over the long term.


Five Ways Plan Builder Makes Your Training More Effective

Cycling training without a plan is like trying to pedal without a chain. Sure, you’ll work up a sweat, but you won’t get very far. It takes more than just any plan to get you where you want to go though. You need a plan that is built for you and your goals.


The Benefits of a Season Long Structured Training Plan

Training all of your energy systems for the demands and challenges of your racing and goals takes time. This season, ditch your short term training plan for a long term approach and add a training plan to your Calendar that aligns with all of your goals.


Base Training Goals and Myths
P.C. Alonso Tal / M.C. Moi Medina

Base Training: Goals and Myths

Time and time again, we return to base training. But why? Is it possible to skip base training when you’re fit? Can you derail your progression with early season racing or even too much base? Here’s the answer to these common base training questions and the goals behind base training.



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