Running with power

Late last year, I began learning about power meters for runners, I have read countless books and articles, viewed athlete’s data files, listened to podcasts and watched videos on YouTube.  I must have hundreds of hours clocked up in learning about this topic.

I even went as far as creating mock programs for runners at different levels (FTP) for different races (5km, marathons, Ironman, etc) as part of learning more about running, training and racing with a power meter.  I did old fashion spread sheet programs, programs on Final Surge and programs on Today’s Plan

I feel like I have the theory part at a level I am comfortable to talk about, I need to now start learning the practical side so I can have a greater understanding on training, racing and coaching with a power meter.

This week I finally got around to purchasing a Stryd power meter that I hope to receive in the next week or two.  I thought it would be cool if I started blogging about what I have learned already, what I will learn in the coming months and see if we can all learn as much as possible while having fun and see what I believe will be a valuable performance tool.

 

3 thoughts on “Running with power

  1. Andy Haven says:

    Hi Tim. Looking forward to hearing more about your experience with the running power meter. I have wondered about this and for me, due to cash, it’s a choice between a bike PM and a run PM.

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    • timegge1 says:

      Thanks Andy. The run PM is far cheaper than the bike. I have had a SRM PM on my bike for a few years and I like it. I can’t wait to run tests while using both..

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