Theme Ride Thursday: Breathe Through It

Sometimes a song about breathing is the perfect prescription for your profile playlist, whether you are performing high-intensity intervals, riding at a steady-state sub-threshold aerobic level, or encouraging your riders to immerse themselves in a meditative state. Take our playlist of almost 150 songs to create your own theme ride and “just breathe.”

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: You’ll Be Proud to Use this Song

This group formed in 2002 and broke up two years later, but this song found its way into a popular TV series and has become timeless. Use this versatile, gentle track as a warm-up, cool-down, or endurance/tempo pace flat or climb.

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I Took a Peloton Ride…and I Liked It. A Lot!

Last week, I took a Peloton ride, and I liked it…a lot. It wasn’t my first ride that I enjoyed, but this one was different. It was a 20-minute FTP test. Here is my review and what I did when I thought I would quit partway through.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Go Get This Song Right Now!

Don’t wait! Go and get this song right now! It dropped in late 2018 and I can’t believe I’m just finding out about it. It’s so much fun you’ll run the risk of overusing it for your interval classes!

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Facebook Live Video: Cadence and Music Choices During Recovery

Here is the follow-up to my Facebook Live video on the importance of recovery within your interval-training sessions. This one comes with lots of great add-ons, including a 12-page guide on how to use music and coaching to keep riders engaged during the recoveries. It also comes with three Spotify playlists to help you choose both your high-intensity short interval songs of 1–3 minutes, and short songs that are good for your recoveries. You’ll never be lacking for recovery song options!

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Friday Favorites: A Hard-Driving Song That Doesn’t Let Up

From the first note of this track, it digs in strong and never lets up. There is no verse/chorus ebb and flow, which is what makes it so excellent for a sustained hard, fast climb at 75 rpm. Use it for intervals or for the final uphill push in a race.

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Facebook Live Video: The Importance of Recovery Within a Training Session

How do you counter the mindset of riders who reject recoveries? How do you educate them so that they not only understand the importance of recovery, but they relish it? What intensity should your recovery be at? Is it always that way, or are there exceptions? How do you keep riders engaged during recoveries so they don’t get distracted or bored? I answer all that and more in this informative Facebook Live training session.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: 1990s Classic Club Hit

This track will have you conjuring up the New York City or London nightclub scene from the 1990s, when it topped the dance charts. It would be on my list of one of the top 20 best indoor cycling tracks of all time.

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All the 6-Minute Songs You’ll Ever Need!

Six-minute songs are quite useful for indoor cycling classes, so you need a wide variety to choose from when creating your playlists. You’ll use them for longer climbs, cadence work, focus drills, pacelines, and, of course, for the popular 3–2–1 Interval profiles and 6-minute Over/Under Intervals. We’ve got tons of 6-minute songs divided into five playlists of different tempos, making it even easier to select them for efforts at specific cadences.

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Quick Profile: 3–2–1 Intervals…Intensified!

3–2–1 intervals are a great way to gradually step up intensity in a profile. This latest iteration of the 3–2–1 intervals is a true game-changer. It intensifies the entire profile, juggling the position of the number of minutes you spend at each intensity. Hence the name: 3–2–1 Intervals…Intensified!

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