Run with Power by Jim VanceBoulder, 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 Vance says, “If the stopwatch was equivalent to a typewriter, then today’s GPS wrist units are like a flip-phone. The portable power meter for running is the next step, equivalent to the laptop, tablet, and smartphone coming into existence all at once.”

Run with Power is the groundbreaking guide runners and triathletes need to tap the true potential of the running power meter. From 5K to ultramarathon, a power meter can make athletes faster—but only if they know how to use it. Just viewing numbers on a screen is not enough; athletes can become faster, stronger, and more efficient only when they know what their key numbers mean for their workouts, races, and season-long training. In Run with Power, Vance offers the complete guide to running faster using power-based training methods.

Vance’s book Run with Power is now available in bookstores, running shops, and online. For a limited time, Run with Power is available free with purchase of a power meter from Stryd and RPM2. Running and triathlon coaches are invited to take advantage of a special offer available only through Media are invited to preview the book and republish the book excerpt 14 Ways a Power Meter Can Make You a Faster Runner from the book’s website,, which also offers Vance’s Power Zones for Running and quotes from top coaches and athletes on running with a power meter.

Run with Power demystifies the data and vocabulary so athletes can find and understand their most important numbers. Runners will set their personal running power zones so they can begin training using Vance’s 8 power-based training plans for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon. Vance shows how to compare wattage, heart rate, pace, and perceived exertion to gain the maximum insight into performance and to train more effectively.

Run with Power will revolutionize how runners train and race. Armed with Vance’s guidance, they will train more specifically for races, smooth their running technique, accurately measure fitness, predict a fitness plateau, monitor injuries, know exactly how hard to train, get more fitness from every workout, recover fully, perfect tapers, warm up without wasting energy, pace a race on any terrain, know when to open the throttle, and create an unprecedented picture of themselves as athletes.

Key concepts explored in Run with Power: 3/9 Test, 30-minute Time Trial Test, Running Functional Threshold Power (rFTPw), Running Functional Threshold Pace (rFTPa), averaged and Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), peak power, Variability Index, Efficiency Index (EI), speed per watt, Vance’s power zones for running, Training Stress Score (TSS), and periodization with power. Includes 6 testing methods and 8 power-based training schedules and workouts for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon.

Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running
Jim Vance
Paperback with charts and tables throughout.
6″ x 8″, 360 pp., $18.95, 9781937715434

Jim Vance is an elite coach for Joe Friel’s TrainingBible Coaching and a former professional triathlete. He is a USA Triathlon certified coach and head coach of Formula Endurance, the high-performance team collaboration between USA Swimming and USA Triathlon. Before becoming a professional triathlete, Vance was a K-12 Physical and Health Education teacher. He won XTERRA and ITU world championship titles as an amateur triathlete. Vance is author of Triathlon 2.0, coedited the book Triathlon Science and writes regularly for magazines including Competitor and Triathlete. Learn more at

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