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Training


Why You Should Focus on Watts per Kilogram

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | By Taylor Thomas

There are plenty of metrics for cyclists and triathletes to monitor. However tracking your Watts per Kilogram (W/kg) may produce the biggest results. Coach Taylor Thomas outlines why W/kg is so important and how you can improve it.

High Performance and Motherhood: How Sarah Haskins Balances Racing and Family

Monday, August 15, 2016 | By Sarah Haskins

After becoming a mother in 2013, Sarah Haskins faced new challenges in balancing her family with her goals as an elite level triathlete. The two-time Olympian relies on her husband/coach Nate to help her create that balance through planning, analysis, and communication. Read more about how she has learned to value quality over quantity, listen to her body, and communicate openly.   

Cadence Analysis in WKO4

Friday, August 12, 2016 | By Kolie Moore

Cadence is an often overlooked component of analyzing a file. Coach Kolie Moore illustrates how coaches can use WKO4 to get an in depth look at how to analyze cadence to better understand the demands of an event and create the right training program.

Race Preview: The Men's Olympic Time Trial

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

The Men's Olympic Time Trial will be a difficult test for every rider. Best Bike Split Chief Scientist Ryan Cooper explains how the course and weather will effect the riders, the power the top riders will produce, and predicts the winning time.

The Positive Side of Failure

Monday, August 8, 2016 | By Suzanne Flannigan

While every athlete wants to reach their goals, sometimes you fall short. However, there is still a lot to learn from failing. Coach Suzanne Flannigan explains how you can become a better athlete by learning from your failures.

Race Preview: The Men's Olympic Road Race

Friday, August 5, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

This year, the Olympic Road Race favors a select few riders. Ryan Cooper, Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, broke down the course and the weather so you can see just what it will take to win Gold. 

Say #ThanksCoach and Show Your Appreciation

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

As an athlete, it is important to remember and thank the people that have helped you achieve your goals, and often one key person is a coach. TrainingPeaks has created #ThanksCoach as a way for athletes of all levels to recognize all the hard work their coach has done to help them achieve their goals.

Introduction of the New Time to Exhaustion Metric in WKO4

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | By Tim Cusick

The new Time to Exhaustion metric in WKO4 allows coaches and athletes to get a better understanding of fitness for longer durations. Tim Cusick, Product Manager of WKO4, explains how this new metric is calculated and how you can use it, along with other key metrics, to gain insights.

4 Long Course Training Mistakes Triathletes Should Avoid

Thursday, July 28, 2016 | By Lance Watson

There are many things a long course triathlete needs to do to be fully prepared on race day. However, there are also several common mistakes that these athletes make. Coach Lance Watson discusses the four most common mistakes he sees that hold athletes back from achieving their goals.

How USA Cycling is Using Data to Prepare for Rio

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

For the past 12 years, USA Cycling has been using TrainingPeaks to help all of their athletes prepare for the biggest events in the world. With the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio coming up, we wanted to learn more about how they have used data to plan and analyze rider data to create the perfect training program for Rio.

Preparing for Gold: Gwen Jorgensen's Road to Rio

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

American Gwen Jorgensen has quickly become the most dominant female triathlete in the world. A favorite to win Gold in Rio, she and her coach Jamie Turner have relied on data, process, and communication to create the right training program. Learn more about how Gwen and her coach use data, how she stays focused, and just how many hours she has spent training to win Gold. 

Power Analysis: 2016 Tour de France Week 3

Sunday, July 24, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

The third week of the Tour de France features some of the most difficult stages yet. We analyze the power, speed, calories, and other metrics from each stage to give you an inside look at how difficult this race really is. 

How The Australian National Track Team is Preparing for Rio

Friday, July 22, 2016 | By AJ Johnson

The Australian Women’s Pursuit team will be lining up at the Olympic Games with the goal of winning Gold. Along with the hours spent training, their coaches have worked hard analyzing data and creating the right plan for each athlete. Read how the high performance team has been using TrainingPeaks to prepare their athletes to achieve their dream.

Race Analysis: Joe Skipper's 2nd Place at DATEV Challenge Roth

Thursday, July 21, 2016 | By AJ Johnson

British triathlete Joe Skipper placed second behind Germany's Jan Frodeno, who set a new Iron distance World Record at the 2016 DATEV Challenge Roth. For Skipper, it was a day of pushing himself, racing smart, and believing in his fitness. View his bike and run data to see how he paced the race perfectly for a great result. 

Stage Preview: Tour de France Stage 18 Uphill Time Trial

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

Stage 18 of the Tour de France is a unique, 17km uphill time trial. Ryan Cooper, the Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, breaks down the the power, watts/kg, and possible bike selection for the top contenders.

Power Analysis: 2016 Tour de France Week 2

Sunday, July 17, 2016 | By TrainingPeaks

The Tour de France pushes riders to their limits for three weeks. From fast flat stages to punishing mountain top finishes, no stage allows the riders to relax. We take a look at some of the power numbers produced by the pros.

Controlling Neuromuscular Performance 
to Prevent Muscle Cramps

Friday, July 15, 2016 | By Dr. Bob Murray

The debilitating pain of a cramping muscle can quickly stop any athlete in their tracks. New research shows that cramps may be caused by abnormal neuromuscular functioning. Dr. Bob Murray explains the new science of cramps and how to prevent them.

Predictions: Stage 13 Individual Time Trial

Thursday, July 14, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

The first time trial of the 2016 Tour de France will feature several rivals battling for the win, and the General Classification riders fighting for time. Ryan Cooper, Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, modeled out the power, speed, and other metrics that riders may produce for this stage. 

Stage Preview: Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | By Ryan Cooper

Stage 12 of the Tour de France was slated to finish at the top of Mont Ventoux. Due to the extreme gale force winds at the top of the climb, the course has been shortened by 6.5km. Ryan Cooper, the Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, shows how the weather will affect the stage and explains the power needed for the top riders to take the win.

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