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The Science of Getting Faster Podcast cuts through the noise and talks directly to the scientists doing the latest research into how to become a faster cyclist, stronger athlete, and healthier person. Join Coach Chad Timmerman and CEO Nate Pearson of TrainerRoad as they interview a new researcher every month about their latest studies, what question they were hoping to answer, how they structured the study, what they observed and what they are still hoping to learn.
 
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After several wins and podiums in the Team Time Trial and Individual Time Trial National Championships Thrude Natholmen had her eyes set on the next big gial. When she didn’t reach this goal she found herself struggling to hold onto positive motivation. Find out how Thrude used these setbacks to find new motivation and get back on track with her go…
 
Georgina von Marburg thrives on competition. From a youth spent on the tennis court, to criterium and track racing in university, to XC and now elite enduro racing, she’s always moving forwards towards her next goal. Her experience surmounting injuries, finding a positive mental outlook on two wheels, and perfecting her training with TrainerRoad of…
 
Derek Teel has had an incredible journey, from a young professional downhill racer, to personal fitness trainer, to busy family man and business owner. These days he trains cyclists in strength and mobility as the face behind @dialedhealth and continues to push his own limits on the bike, using TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 82 watts and nearly re…
 
Exogenous ketone esters are a hot topic in cycling, but the best way to use this expensive substance to get faster is still up for debate. In our previous discussion with Dr. Chiel Poffé, we learned that ingesting ketone esters with bicarbonate may enhance racing performance under certain circumstances. In the second part of our conversation with D…
 
From a career as a pro mountain biker in the 90s to running two small businesses on his own, Art O'Connor knows what it takes to be at the pointy end of a race and how challenging it is to do that when you have a limiting schedule. Find out how Art used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 43w and achieve 4.0w/kg for an ultra-endurance fat bike race in …
 
Exogenous ketones are lauded by many for their endurance performance enhancing properties, but their impact on blood acidity is detrimental to performance and can even counteract their otherwise positive effects. Dr. Chiel Poffe and his partners conducted a study to learn if Bicarbonate Unlocks the Ergogenic Action of Ketone Monoester Intake in End…
 
Glucose and fructose are commonly ingested to improve endurance performance during a workout, but what effect do different mixtures of these two substances have on subsequent endurance performances? In other words, if you are training twice in one day, is it better to take in just glucose, or glucose and fructose? We asked Dr. Tim Podlogar what he …
 
Study: Heat Acclimation Improves Exercise Performance Heat adversely affects the body’s ability to produce work, but strategic utilization of heat in a training regimen can bring about power performance increases. Learn what Dr. Chris Minson, one of the leading experts and researchers on this topic, learned as he was executing his study of how Heat…
 
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad while training for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. Tune in to find out the small changes he made to lose 35 pounds and how he used consistent, low-volume training to reach 4.0 W/kg in episode 38 of the Successful …
 
Stephen Morina is a cellar worker at a winery in Napa Valley, California. It’s a beautiful place to ride, but a demanding and physically challenging job, and Stephen is on his feet for up to 12 hours a day. Using low-volume training with TrainerRoad and smart approaches to motivation, nutrition, and rest, Stephen added 106w to his FTP in less than …
 
Michael Brophy is a Physical Therapist, partner and father who uses TrainerRoad to get faster, but also to keep in touch with friends. Using Group workouts with his friends, he’s managed to maintain over 5w/kg with diligent early morning workouts. Find out what he does to enable the sort of consistency he needs to achieve such a high level of perfo…
 
Jessica Kuepfer is an accomplished multisport athlete that has used TrainerRoad to get faster for everything from criteriums to IRONMAN and Adventure Racing. Find out how Jessica trains for each of these disciplines, how she balances the training with her demanding career as a Communications Director for a national corporation, and what she does to…
 
Octavio Flores Quintero used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo – an absolute dream ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how Octavio trained for this event, including how he raised his FTP and improved at VO2 Max intervals, plus how he prepared for and exec…
 
Egert Purre earned an Estonian Age Group National Time Trial Championship and raised his FTP 90 watts while using TrainerRoad. Coming from a running and triathlon background, Egert proved stereotypes wrong by winning on a highly technical course and managing very complex pacing requirements. In this episode we dig into all the details of Egert’s tr…
 
Hormonal imbalances affect every athlete and often go unnoticed, but Austin Killips has an especially insightful perspective. Austin is a transgender woman who is focused on cyclocross and has had to learn to adjust her training through the process of transition. Tune in to learn what signs Austin has learned to recognize as hormonal imbalance, how…
 
Cameron Seamons raised his FTP by 80 watts with TrainerRoad while training for the Triple Bypass Century and ultra-distance running events, all while being a busy medical school student. Tune in to find out how he manages a 50-hour work week and uses low-volume training for long-distance cycling and running in episode 31 of the Successful Athletes …
 
Laura Alagna never thought she’d be standing on top of podiums and earning her Cat 2 upgrade, but with structured training on TrainerRoad and a lot of hard work, she made it happen. Listen in as Laura shares what she has done to make her successful in cyclocross, how she had to pivot and change focus when she changed categories, and how she used Tr…
 
Triathlete Jamie Berry overtrained and under-fueled, and suffered serious consequences as a result. With medical attention, proper recovery, and better fueling, he eventually came back stronger than before. Find out how Jamie overcame RED-S and used TrainerRoad to break through a longstanding fitness plateau in episode 29 of the Successful Athletes…
 
Doug Moore raised his FTP by 41 watts with TrainerRoad while training for a multi-day 415 mile ride across the state of Utah, all while being a busy father of 5 with a demanding career and a farm to take care of. Find out how he balanced his training and made low volume training work for ultra endurance in episode 28 of the Successful Athletes Podc…
 
Sloane Tilley used TrainerRoad to recover from being hit by a car and raised her FTP by 34 watts. Tune in to learn how Sloane returned to training after multiple surgeries and a head injury, how she manages fear from her accident, and how she trained to come back even stronger. Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: www.TrainerRoad.com/F…
 
Joe Byrne used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70% and log an incredible sub-10 IRONMAN time in terrible conditions, then he changed gears to try something new. Joe is now working his way up the road race classification system in Ireland and proving you don’t need a huge FTP to be successful. Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: www.Tr…
 
“I’m too old to improve” was Lydia’s Gould’s thought before signing up for TrainerRoad in March 2020. Since then she has raised her FTP by 30 watts, turned VO2 work from a weakness to a strength, won races, and found motivation to get faster and reach bigger goals. Tune in to Episode 25 for insight into how she has had success at short and intense …
 
Sika Henry is determined to succeed and is changing the face of IRONMAN triathlon. From her roots in collegiate track & field to her rapid improvement in triathlon, Sika has created a strong process of improvement that will see her become the first African-American woman to hold a pro card in IRONMAN triathlon. Tune in to find out how this Age-Grou…
 
Justin Brayton is one of the best Supercross racers in the world and he uses cycling and structured training with TrainerRoad to achieve success. Learn how he uses principles of periodization, training intensity, stress balance and more to be one of the world's most elite athletes. Justin Brayton on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/9534866 •…
 
Hear from Jon Tarrant about how he used TrainerRoad to train for his first triathlon after coming back from running injuries, how he manages his time to train for all three sports, why setting clear goals for yourself will help you improve and more in Episode 22 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. John Tarrant on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athl…
 
Hear how Will Stinger trained with TrainerRoad to go from dead last to a podium spot at Lotoja, including how Will recovered from a major crash the year before, how Will fuels early morning workouts and more in Episode 21 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Will Stinger on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/5664316 Will’s TrainerRoad Career: h…
 
How Jack Turnbull used TrainerRoad to go from 3.6-4.8w/kg all the while balancing life and training, breaking through fitness plateaus and injury, and much more in Episode 20 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Jack Turnbull on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/39065342 Jack’s TrainerRoad Career: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/jotters…
 
Hear from Rob Belsom on how he made big fitness gains through consistent structured training on TrainerRoad, how he fits in his training around family and a busy work schedule, how he tackles massive bike packing events with low volume training and more in Episode 019 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Rob Belsom on Strava: https://www.strava.com/…
 
Jon Kaslow joins the podcast to discuss how you can tackle your goal events with low volume training, why fueling your workouts and proper nutrition is important for performance, plus Jon’s tips for athletes new to TrainerRoad and more in Episode 18 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Jon Kaslow on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/23207350 J…
 
Hear how Jozsef added 50 Watts to his FTP through consistency and dedication to his training to make big gains in his power to weight ratio, including why he started training with structure, how to find motivating goals, how he balances his training with a variable work schedule and more in Episode 17 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Jozsef Evan…
 
Sparky Sears is a professional mountain biker with an unconventional path. With roots in classical ballet and her intro to the sport of cycling being enduro, Sparky continues to forge her own path with balancing a full-time career and training with TrainerRoad as a professional mountain bike racer. Sparky Sears on Instagram: https://www.instagram.c…
 
Hear how Brad Kundracik made a massive increase on his watts per kilo by going from a 265 watt FTP at 265 pounds, to a 365 watt FTP at 230 lbs, including how he used structure from TrainerRoad to get faster, how Brad balances his training around work and family and more in Episode 15 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Brad Kundracik on Instagram: …
 
Going from a track racer to an ultra-endurance fat biker, hear how Amanda Harvey races 135 mile races through the snow, ice and freezing cold temperatures, including her nutrition, fat bike setup, the mindset needed to be able to take on big, scary goals and more in Episode 14 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Amanda Harvey on Instagram: https://…
 
From being a nationally ranked downhill mountain biker to qualifying for IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs, learn how Thorsten Gross has become a successful athlete across a wide range of disciplines in Episode 13 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Thorsten’s TrainerRoad Career: https://bit.ly/3azE74l Thorsten Gross on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athle…
 
Learn from Pro Mountain Biker Sonya Looney on how she balances training, racing and everything that comes with being a pro athlete with being a successful business woman, mother and more in Episode 12 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Watch LIVE this Monday August 10, at 12 pm pst! Sonya’s website: https://www.sonyalooney.com/ Sonya’s TrainerRoad…
 
Jesse Fortson joins the podcast to discuss his weight loss journey of losing 145 pounds, going from 345 to 200 pounds, including Jesse’s insights to eating healthier and cutting calories, why a high carb diet works for him, how Jesse stays motivated to train and more in Episode 11 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Jesse Fortson on Strava: https:/…
 
Learn how Carly used TrainerRoad and cycling to help her deal with the hardships and adversity of being a care-giver for her husband who had terminal cancer, how she dealt with mental challenges, why taking time for yourself is important and more in Episode 10 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Carly Williamson on Strava: https://www.strava.com/at…
 
Teammates Alex Mallet and Brandon Watson explain how they have successfully completed multiple mountain bike stage races together including The Cape Epic and The Swiss Epic, among others. Learn how they balance the workload on and off the bike, how they deal with the psychological challenges of a mountain bike stage race, their pacing strategies an…
 
David Curtis discusses how diet, structured interval training with TrainerRoad, and lifestyle changes got him from total beginner to going 8:23:13 at the Leadville 100 using TrainerRoad. Learn more in Episode 008 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Check out David’s training career in TrainerRoad: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/dcurtis Davi…
 
We can all learn a lot from the challenges Zach Josie has faced as an athlete with dwarfism in the sport of triathlon. From technique adjustment, strategically balancing strengths and weaknesses and bike setup changes, Zach shares what changes and adjustments he has made in the training process so we can become faster. Continue the discussion on th…
 
JJ Zhou explains how he successfully completed an Everesting attempt on the road to Mt Everest Base Camp along with multiple other Everesting rides, including how he used TrainerRoad to train for his Everests, how he adapted his pacing and nutrition for the high elevation at Base Camp Hey and more in Episode 006 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. …
 
Meaghan Hackinen discusses how she used TrainerRoad to help her train and prepare to become the 24 Hour Time Trial World Champion, in Episode 005 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: How Meaghan started cycling and racing ultra-endurance Meaghan’s experience with her first race, The Trans Am Bike Race Meaghan’s tips t…
 
Cam Summerson explains how TrainerRoad helped him get fit enough to donate a kidney to his son. Join the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://bit.ly/37xaSha TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: - The motivation for Cam to get started training - Why Cam started looking into other treatment options like a kidney transplant - What is the process li…
 
How Norman Banick went 9:11:09 and top 100 at IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, HI. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Norman's Kona bike leg file: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/nb227/rides/66860844-fahrt-am-morgen ---------------------------------------------…
 
How Sergio Sandoval raised his FTP by 28% to get the big buckle and go sub-9 hours at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sergio's Leadville ride file: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/sergio/rides/60535640-leadville-100-mtb-2019-is-done-…
 
A look into the preparation and execution of the Everesting World Record by Stans Pivot's and Monster Hydro's Keegan Swenson. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keegan's ride file: www.trainerroad.com/app/career/keeg…am-100-shelled- ---------------------------------------…
 
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