Whether it’s your first century or your 20th, many of the same training rules apply. However, depending on the type of rider you are (say a weekend warrior versus a mostly indoor session-only type), you may have to prioritize certain types of workouts in order to prepare in the most efficient way possible.
When 38-year-old Leah Thorvilson—a former elite marathon runner with relatively little cycling experience—joined the 2016 Zwift Academy, she was simply looking for a way to rehab from surgery. What she got instead was a pro cycling contract and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
In his first Milan San Remo, Cannondale-Drapac’s Will Clarke managed to get in the main break early on and stay in it for most of this grueling, 291-kilometer long spring classic. Here’s an inside look into what his power file tells us about his race.
Getting off the road and hitting the dirt can improve your bike handling skills, build explosive power and increase pedaling efficiency.
High-cadence cycling can enhance your cardiovascular fitness and save your legs during long training sessions. Here are three different types of high-cadence workouts to include in your base training.
These high-intensity, short duration intervals are a great way to increase your power output and increase motor unit activation compared to endurance training alone.
By adding speed work, or more accurately threshold work into your training now, you can improve your ability to pace yourself more efficiently. Here are some tips on how to do it.
While running uses different types of muscle recruitment, depending on the type of riding you do it can be a valuable addition to your early season training when applied correctly.
Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the snow for Nordic skiing, which is both a whole body strength workout and great cardiovascular exercise. Here's the 4-1-1 on how to get started.
You have your "A" race in mind and training is likely underway, so don't let your goal slip away because you didn't have a clear plan of action for how to stay motivated.