Power Runs: Key Workouts to Start Understanding Your Power Meter

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Garmin has just released its first power meter for running.  Combined with the just-released, power-compatible version of Garmin Connect IQ, Garmin’s new Running Dynamics Pod ($69) can turn compatible Garmin watches into basic power meters. Training and racing with a running power meter is different from running with GPS pace, and it takes a littleRead more »

Analysis of Real-World Marathon Power Data from a Top 10 New York City Marathon Finisher

Adapted with written permission of Competitor.com from the article “Understanding a Marathoner’s Running Power via Stryd Data”. Patrick Smyth is an elite American marathoner who placed 10th in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6, 2016 with a finish time of 2:16:34. During the race, he wore a Stryd power meter foot pod which providedRead more »

Your Tempo Run Using Pace Is Not Really a Tempo Run

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By Dave Trendler, VeloPress On my first run after setting my power zones using Jim Vance’s method, I noticed something puzzling: the easy run was much harder than I was expecting it to be. My workout was an endurance run: Run 40 minutes in Zone 2 with three 1-minute walk breaks. I decided to tryRead more »

How to Use Run Power Data to Pace Ironman Triathlon Marathons

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by Jim Vance Republished from the TrainingPeaks.com article “Perfecting Training for the Ironman Run with Run Power Data” with permission of Jim Vance. One of the most popular questions among Ironman® triathletes, (and generally the hardest to answer), is “How fast can I run off the bike for the marathon?” If you’ve ever done an Ironman,Read more »

Final Surge Partners with Coach Jim Vance and Stryd to Integrate Running Power Metrics and Offer Power-Based Training Plans

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Triathlon coach Jim Vance has announced a partnership with Final Surge to provide power-based run training zones and power-based training plans on the Final Surge platform. Coach Vance is the author of Run with Power, the groundbreaking guide to running with a power meter. Now, in the Final Surge platform, Jim’s power-based training zones areRead more »

Announcing a new power partner: SHFT

RunwithPower.net is pleased to announce a new partnership with SHFT, a manufacturer of a power-based wearable device that is designed to help runners improve their technique and run more efficiently and with fewer injuries. Beginning this spring while supplies last, runners who purchase a SHFT will receive a free copy of Run with Power: The CompleteRead more »

Run with Power Expert Panel Video Index

Running with Power Expert Panel at Ironman World Championships in Kona

Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts during the Ironman World Championships to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. VeloPress has made videos of the full discussion as well as several segments available on its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/velopress. If these videos interestRead more »

Running with Power Video: Expert Panel Discussion at the Ironman World Championships in Kona (FULL VIDEO)

Running with Power Expert Panel at Ironman World Championships in Kona

Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. See the ways a power meter can make you a stronger, faster runner and learn how to use a running power meter at www.runwithpower.net, which includes guides from RUNRead more »

Running with Power Video: Getting Intensity Right

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Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts during the Ironman World Championships to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. In this segment from the panel discussion, TrainingBible coach Jim Vance discusses how runners need to train at the right intensities. He shares howRead more »

Running with Power Video: Movement Begins in the Head

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Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts during the Ironman World Championships to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. In this segment from the panel discussion, Sansego coach Frank Jakobsen discusses the Sansego philosophy that movement begins in the head. Coach Jakobsen sharesRead more »

Running with Power Video: Improve Efficiency with Brick and Envelope Workouts

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Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts during the Ironman World Championships to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. In this segment from the panel discussion, coaches Jim Vance and Frank Jakobsen share two kinds of workouts they prescribe for their athletes toRead more »

Running with Power Video: Collect Run Power Data Now or Fall Behind

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Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts during the Ironman World Championships to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. In this segment from the panel discussion, Dr. Andrew Coggan makes the case that although training methods for running with power are still new,Read more »

Running with Power Video: Athlete Self-Tests and Workouts

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Stryd, VeloPress, and Sansego assembled a panel of power meter experts during the Ironman World Championships to discuss the state of the art in using power meters for running and triathlon. In this segment from the panel discussion, Bob Babbitt asks Sansego coach Frank Jakobsen to share some ways he has successfully used running powerRead more »

Jim Vance Discusses Ironman World Championship Run Pacing on Breakfast with Bob Babbitt at Kona

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RUN WITH POWER is the groundbreaking guide you need to tap the true potential of your running power meter like Stryd or RPM2. From 5K to ultramarathon, a power meter can make you faster—but only if you know how to use it. Just viewing your numbers is not enough; you can only become a faster,Read more »

Running with Power Panel at Kona

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Running with Power Panel Bob Babbitt to Moderate a “Power Panel” Featuring Jim Vance, Craig Alexander, Erin Carson, and Frank Jakobsen the Week Before Ironman World Championships Wed, October 5, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Huggo’s On the Rocks 75-5828 Kahakai Road Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740 FREE EVENT! REGISTER HERE (optional) Power meters haveRead more »

Stryd Reveals New Foot Pod Power Meter for Runners

August 24, 2016 — Boulder, Colorado — Stryd, the pioneering device manufacturer of wearable power meters for running, has announced a second generation power meter. Working with Olympic runners and triathletes during the 2016 Summer Games, Stryd put the finishing touches on an unprecedented product that measures the power runners produce and how efficiently they run. TheRead more »

Top 5 Reasons Runners Are Skeptical About Power Meters

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DEAR RUNNERS, We at VeloPress have seen that you are skeptical about power meters for running, and in this open letter to you and to the sport, we will address your top 5 hesitations about power meters head on. In doing so, we hope to convince you that the power meter age has arrived and that thisRead more »

Try Two Weeks of a Power-Based Training Plan for Half-Marathon

RUN WITH POWER is the groundbreaking guide you need to tap the true potential of your running power meter. From 5K to ultramarathon, a power meter can make you faster—but only if you know how to use it. Just viewing your numbers is not enough; you can only become a faster, stronger, more efficient runnerRead more »

Why Is Running with Power Better than Pace?

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By VeloPress with excerpts from RUN WITH POWER by Jim Vance. How Training Becomes Fitness The entire point of training is to cause changes in your body that make you better able to tolerate the stresses of your sport. Exercise physiologists have long told us that exercising at certain intensities will cause specific changes inRead more »

How Is Running Power Different from Cycling Power? (Part 3)

Adapted with permission of VeloPress from Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running by Jim Vance If you’re a triathlete, a bicycle racer, or a fan of either pro sport, you are proba­bly already familiar with the use of power meters in cycling. The power meter transformed training and racing inRead more »

Run with Power Special Offer for Coaches

For a limited time, VeloPress is pleased to extend an offer for Run with Power to currently certified USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, and Road Runners Club of America coaches. E-mail a scan or photo showing proof of your current coaching certification to dtrendler@competitorgroup.com and we will send you a coupon code good for 50%Read more »

How Is Running Power Different from Cycling Power? (Part 2)

Adapted with permission of VeloPress from Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running by Jim Vance If you’re a triathlete, a bicycle racer, or a fan of either pro sport, you are proba­bly already familiar with the use of power meters in cycling. The power meter transformed training and racing inRead more »

Jim Vance’s RUN WITH POWER Begins the Power Meter Revolution for the Sports of Running and Triathlon

Boulder, CO, USA — May 17, 2016 — Power meters for running have arrived, and they will revolutionize the sport of running. Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running introduces the use of power meters to running and triathlon and shows athletes how the revolution will begin. As coach Jim VanceRead more »

How Is Running Power Different from Cycling Power? (Part 1)

Adapted with permission of VeloPress from Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running by Jim Vance If you’re a triathlete, a bicycle racer, or a fan of either pro sport, you are proba­bly already familiar with the use of power meters in cycling. The power meter transformed training and racing inRead more »

Jim Vance’s Running Power Zones

Adapted with permission of VeloPress from Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running by Jim Vance. Please contact VeloPress for republication permissions. Chapter 5 of my book Run with Power discusses efficiency, the factors that contribute to effi­ciency, and how to monitor it. That chapter had to come before Power ZonesRead more »

Pros and Coaches on Running with Power

“As advanced technology becomes available for runners, the opportunity to get a step on the competition increases dramatically for the early adopters. The runner’s power meter is the latest example of that. It’s a complex tool, but one with great potential for enhancing performance. There’s no one better to help you understand running with powerRead more »

Get Your RPM2 Power Meter with This Introductory Discount Offer

RPM2, one of the leading power meter manufacturers, has announced an introductory discount on its footbed-based power meter for runners, cyclists, and triathletes. The first 500 customers to purchase an RPM2 power meter will enjoy a special price of $399 (see coupon code below). As one of his power meter partners, RPM2 worked closely withRead more »

What’s Inside RUN WITH POWER by Jim Vance?

Introduction: The Future Is Here 1 Why Use a Power Meter for Running? Why Power? Training with Heart Rate and Power, Training with Power vs. Training by Feel 2 Defining Power for Running: What Is Power? How Running Power Meters Work, Types of Power, Seeing Fitness with Power 3 Getting Started: The First Steps; KeyRead more »

14 Ways a Power Meter Can Make You a Faster Runner

Adapted with permission of VeloPress from RUN WITH POWER by Jim Vance. Media may republish this article without prior permission in its entirety (2,056 words) including the book cover image and a link to this website. Contact VeloPress with questions or for additional content. Do you have high goals? Are you trying to qualify forRead more »

Your Most Important Number: How to Find Your Running Functional Threshold Power (rFTPw)

This story adapted from the upcoming book RUN WITH POWER by Jim Vance. If you are now using a power meter for running, like the new Stryd or RPM2, you likely are wondering how you can utilize the tool to maximize the benefit of the technology in your training and racing. Power meters for runningRead more »

Run with Power

RUN WITH POWER is the groundbreaking guide you need to tap the true potential of your running power meter. From 5K to ultramarathon, a power meter can make you faster—but only if you know how to use it. Just viewing your numbers is not enough; you can only become a faster, stronger, more efficient runnerRead more »

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