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The Elements of Getting Faster: Training

The Training Elements of Getting Faster are ten training principles, that when actively applied to your training, can help you get faster and make the most of your hard work.


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The Top 10 Guaranteed Ways to Get Slower at Cycling

TrainerRoad’s one and only mission is to make you a faster cyclist. But what if, for some reason, you wanted to get slower? Here are our top tips for getting worse at cycling.


Mental Fortitude With MTB World Champion Kate Courtney

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.


Plan your training season

Season Planning Basics

If you’re ready to give training, racing, or cycling a try, now’s the perfect time to get started and plan your first season. Planning your training season is easy to do and can provide you with the tools and support you need to successfully achieve your goals.


A cyclist riding at high intensity near their lactate threshold

What Is Lactate Threshold and How To Train It

For decades, athletes have blamed lactic acid for the burn in their legs during exercise, and considered lactate to be a waste product of the muscles. What does the science actually say?


Consistency Makes You Faster

Consistent training makes you faster and can even prevent training setbacks. Here’s how you can keep your training consistent and adjust your plan to reinforce your long term goals.


TSS: What it is, what it's good for, and why it can be misleading

TSS: What It Is, What It’s Good For, and Why It Can Be Misleading

TSS is the most widely-used way of quantifying workout stress in cycling; it’s also one of most commonly misunderstood metrics in the sport. So what is TSS, and what is it good for?


Overcoming a Fitness Plateau

How to Overcome a Fitness Plateau

Hitting a fitness plateau doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve reached your physical limits. Reassessing your training, your nutrition, and your recovery can help you address and push through a fitness plateau.


Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP

Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP: Why They Feel Different (But Aren’t)

One of the most common questions we receive at TrainerRoad is whether you need to adjust your FTP between indoor and outdoor workouts. The short answer is no, but the reasons why are more complicated.


Sub-nine Leadville Finish

Sub-Nine Leadville Finish With Sergio Sandoval

Come every August, hundreds of athletes gather in the small town of Leadville, Colorado to test their abilities and challenge their endurance at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. For many athletes, the objective is to conquer the course and get across the finish line, an incredible accomplishment in and of itself. But for a subset of athletes there’s an added challenge – to finish the race in less than nine hours.



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