Welcome to Open Discussion at the Endurance Lab


The Endurance Lab forum is the official place to discuss all things related to cycling and fitness.

Some categories are open for general public discussion, while the paying Endurance Lab customers have access to a private forum where coaches interact with athletes.

What is This Forum About?

The short answer is cycling and fitness. In all its forms.

That means that you can come here and talk about anything cycling related that you or your fellow readers would find engaging. For instance, if you wanted to talk about:

  • Anything Zwift related - how to get started with a Zwifting, why you prefer Watopia flat over the London loop, or how you are going to crush the competition at the next race.

  • Cycling Life - you could talk about the last epic ride you completed or your plans for your first century.

  • Cycling Workouts - you could talk about the difference between the various training zones: endurance, tempo, sweetspot, threshold, and VO2 max.

Those topics would be exactly the type of thing that we want to have a discussion about.

Some things that are off-topic and not allowed at all

Topics like these:

  • Sex, Religion, Politics, Racism, and Hate will get you warned and then banned.

But you wouldn’t be one of those people, would you?

Before Creating New Topics, Please…

  • Make sure that you take a look around before just starting a new topic - there’s a good chance that somebody else has already asked the same question.

  • Visit the TOP page to see the most actively discussed topics in the last year / month / week.

  • Visit the CATEGORIES page to get a broad overview of what’s going on here.

  • Please search before opening a new topic, as someone might have already created the topic you want to open. Note that we do search on your behalf as you compose a new topic, too.

  • When creating a topic, be sure to select the correct category so it is easier to find. It is OK to leave category blank if none feel applicable.

  • Make sure to be very descriptive in your topic, and give it an accurate title. If you just post “Zwift doesn’t work”, we can’t and won’t help.

Things to Avoid Doing

  • Please do not use signatures on your posts. Each post should be about the conversation.

  • Do not post affiliate links in posts. Nobody else will appreciate them, and you will be flagged by other users.

  • Please do not spam us with your website link. Nobody appreciates people who sign up and then spam their coaching services without contributing. There are some exceptions, but you should first email us to ask if you can.

  • Please do not act like a troll. People posting nonsense, demonstrably false statements, propaganda, or inflaming other people repeatedly for no reason will be warned and then banned. This is meant to be a civil discussion area.

Help Improve the Community (Even Without Replying)

You don’t have to reply or create new topics to help improve the community - you can use the Like buttons to let people know when they wrote a good post, and you can flag posts that you find offensive or spammy.

Of course, we are very interested in what you have to say as well, so don’t stop yourself from joining the discussion.