Training and Racing with a Power Meter brings the advanced power-based training techniques of elite cyclists and triathletes to everyone.
A power meter can unlock more speed and endurance than any other training tool—but only if you understand the data. This new third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter updates the comprehensive guide that was last published almost 10 years ago. Using this updated guide, any rider can exploit the incredible usefulness of any power meter.
Pioneering cycling coach Hunter Allen and exercise physiologists Dr. Andy Coggan and Dr. Stephen McGregor show how to use a power meter to find your baseline power data, profile your strengths and weakness, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize your daily workouts, peak for races, and set and adjust your racing strategy during a race.
New in this third edition:
- All-new power metrics: FRC, Pmax, mFTP, Power Duration Curve, and more
- Two new power-based training plans for masters cyclists and triathletes
- New training plans to raise Functional Threshold Power
- Over 100 new power-based workouts
- New guidance for triathletes on pacing the bike and run
- New case studies on masters cyclists and triathletes
- Methods to test power duration and pinpoint weaknesses in a variety of race distances
- 100 newly illustrated charts
Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 3rd Ed. is the definitive, comprehensive guide to using a power meter. Armed with the revolutionary techniques from this guide, cyclists and triathletes can achieve lasting improvements and their best performances ever.
See excerpts from Training & Racing with a Power Meter.
Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 3rd Ed.
Hunter Allen, Andy Coggan, PhD, and Stephen McGregor, PhD
Paperback. 2-color interior with charts and tables throughout.
7 3/8″ x 9 1/4″, 384 pp., $26.95, 9781937715939
Foreword by Joe Friel
Why Train with Power?
Power-Based Training: Where to Begin?
Determining Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Using Power for Optimal Workouts
Interpreting the Data
Beyond Average Power
Shifting to the Power Duration Model
Using Power to Manage Performance
Developing a Power-Based Training Plan
Tracking Changes in Your Fitness
A Powerful Triathlete
Racing Faster with a Power Meter
Power for Other Disciplines: Cyclocross, Track, Ultra-Endurance
Epilogue: Putting It All Together
Appendix: Workout Guide
About the Authors
Praise for the Third Edition
“Training and Racing with a Power Meter will help any level of rider exploit the performance-enhancing usefulness of a power meter.” — VeloNews
“Training and Racing with a Power Meter is one of the key books for cyclists interested in digging into modern-day training methods. It taught me so much when I first got a power meter and began using that data to train.” — Zwift Insider
“This series of editions has been at the forefront of power meter training and racing. Great to see a new edition and great to see a look and focus on triathletes more.” — IMTalk podcast
“The first edition explained how you take a power meter device and use it, how you interpret information and make it in any way valuable. The second edition brought in concepts like the Performance Manager Chart. But there has been, since the second book, this huge revolution—which the three authors are mostly responsible for—in the sort of metric we can get out of power. The third edition really dives deep into higher level metrics, such as stamina, Pmax, FRC. It’s really exciting to see what we’re able to get out of power data, the sort of sophistication of the metrics.” — VeloNews Fast Talk podcast
”Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the ultimate guide to training with power. Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan are, without a doubt, the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to power meters.” — Joe Friel, world-recognized endurance sports coach and author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible
Praise for Previous Editions
”Training and Racing with a Power Meter is a comprehensive look at the technological and physical aspects of power and fatigue-based testing. It also includes coaching and training sessions to target weaknesses highlighted by the data. It’s essential reading.” — BikeRadar.com
”Training and Racing with a Power Meter presents useful information on how to delve deeper into the numbers and recognize patterns that surface over a season. Every triathlete can benefit from the book’s in-depth info and detailed graphs showing the numbers you need to kill the competition.” — Triathlete magazine
”By far the best instruction manual I’ve seen is Training and Racing with a Power Meter. The book has enough scientific detail and analysis to satisfy even the most demanding numbers junkie, while remaining readable and useful to even the casual power enthusiast.” — Stephen Cheung, PhD, PezCyclingNews.com
”Training and Racing with a Power Meter has enough scientific detail and analysis to satisfy even the most demanding numbers junkie while remaining readable and useful to even the casual power enthusiast.” — Canadian Cycling magazine
”Once mastered, Training and Racing with a Power Meter could help provide any cyclist with the kind of information usually available only to elite pro riders.” — Competitor magazine
”Better make sure you have the ultimate “instruction manual” for all things power.” — DailyPeloton.com
”Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the most logically structured and comprehensive manual in print on how a rider can get maximum performance improvement from this device.” — Active.com