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GTN Presents: 4 Cycling Workouts to Help You Avoid Junk Miles

BY Susan Legacki

You spend hours on your bike. Here's how to make every minute count.

As part of the partnership between the Global Triathlon Network (GTN) and TrainingPeaks, we’ll be bringing you twice-monthly episodes of the “Triathlon Training Explained” show, where hosts and former pro triathletes Mark Threlfall and Heather Fell answer your triathlon training questions with the help of TrainingPeaks software, coaches and industry experts from around the world.

As much fun as it is to ride for hours and hours with your buddies, in terms of pure training gains, you need to be a bit more strategic with how long your ride. Essentially, if you spend almost all of your bike miles in a low zone, you could be wasting your time (although those long rides for donuts are always fun).

In the latest episode of Triathlon Training Explained, they highlight four workouts that keep your heart rate varied throughout so you can get the maximum training benefit in a shorter period of time and bust through any training plateaus.

Check out the full video below:

Triathletes in the know like GTN’s Mark Threlfall, Fraser Cartmell and Heather Fell use TrainingPeaks to help plan, track and analyze their training. Dial-in your triathlon training with a free 14-day Premium Trial today!  

About Susan Legacki

Susan Grant Legacki is the Content Director at TrainingPeaks. The founding editor of LAVA Magazine and a former editor at Triathlete Magazine and Inside Triathlon, Susan is an IRONMAN finisher, Boston Marathon qualifier, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach and certified Pilates instructor. When she’s not editing or writing copy about endurance sports, you can usually find her training for them around Boulder, Colo.