Training

How endurance athletes train, when they train, and the intensity and duration of that training all affect the gains and adaptations they see.

Proper interval execution is essential to see the expected progress. How you analyze and interpret all that data is equally valuable. Of course, training needs to be planned so it fits into any given season, race schedule, and lifestyle. Off the bike, the importance of strength and conditioning is often neglected.

This is training. This process is what athletes live for.

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Lone cyclist training on empty road

Your Guide to High-Intensity Training

High-intensity training has many proven benefits, and several significant limitations. We explore the science of HIT, and suggest the most effective high-intensity intervals.
N1 Challenge riders

How to Assess and Modify Training Mid-Season

Making a mid-season assessment of your training, and effectively modifying it (if needed), takes skill and confidence. We discuss how to do it, particularly when it comes to structure, recovery, limited time, and top-end form.
Basic Data Pathway: Whoop data overview

Basic Performance Data Analysis Pathway

Analyzing your training is a critical aspect of improving fitness. With the help of Dr. Stephen Seiler, Colby Pearce, Julie Young, and many others, we explore how and why to monitor and analyze data, and explore different approaches to interpreting and managing your workout data.
Two cyclists ride into the distance on dirt roads in North Boulder, Colorado.

The Importance of the Long Ride

Are you tempted to throw out those five-hour rides—not enough time or willpower, or maybe you find them boring? Don’t do it! Trevor Connor explores the adaptations that can only be gained from long, slow miles.
cycling the Old Stelvio Road Jim Case

How to Prepare for Events at Altitude

Training and racing at elevation can have a significant impact on performance. We explore some ways to improve your preparation for races at altitude.
Cycling Interval Training Pathway - Fast Talk Labs

Cycling Interval Training Pathway

Interval workouts are a fundamental part of any endurance training program. Learn exactly what intervals are, why they are so important, and how to properly execute interval workouts with the help of Sebastian Weber, Neal Henderson, and Dr. Stephen Seiler.
intervals 101 with Ryan Kohler and Trevor Connor

Intervals 101

Intervals are a fundamental component of training. They enable athletes to add intensity in a controlled manner, and target specific energy systems.
All About Interval Execution

A Deep Dive on Interval Execution

Learn how and why you should select certain intervals, how to integrate them into your training plan, when to do them, and how to properly execute them.