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 power meters with Craig Alexander and other athletes. Jakobsen offers several examples of self-tests and workouts that any athlete with a power meter can use to gain insight into their running technique, efficiency, footwear, and ability to run by feel.
The panelists included:
* Dr. Andrew Coggan, exercise physiologist and pioneering researcher in the use of power meters
* Jim Vance, TrainingBible coach and author of the book RUN WITH POWER: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running
* Craig “Crowie” Alexander, 3-time Ironman World Champion and founder of Sansego coaching
* Frank Jakobsen, Sansego coach
* Jamie Williamson, co-founder of Stryd, the first wearable power meter for running
The video of the full 45-minute panel discussion was led by Bob Babbitt and covered these topics:
* The benefits of using a power meter for running and triathlon
* The difficulties to overcome in creating a running power meter
* The major difference between cycling power and running power
* How running power meters can help you develop more than one running technique to use at different speeds
* How power meters for running are like a portable biomechanics laboratory
* Power meters can be a training diagnostic tool, especially for long runs
* How the running power meter lets runners train at the correct intensity
* Power meters improve Training Stress Scores
* Stryd can see the difference in training stress between running on treadmills and running on pavement.
* How specialized brick workouts can zero in on your best running form off the bike
* Envelope runs, a new way to train for more efficient run form
* What’s coming soon from Stryd
* How power meters will revolutionize pacing on hilly courses and race pacing
* Why runners should adopt power as soon as possible instead of waiting for the technology to mature
* Which parts of the book RUN WITH POWER have been most helpful to readers, including training plans, Jim Vance’s Power Zones for Running, and more
* Self-tests and new running form and techniques to try
* How a power meter is a useful tool even for runners who prefer to run by feel
* How coaches can use a power meter to identify strengths and weaknesses in their athletes
* How a power meter can help you find the best running shoes for you
* Why power meters become more valuable as courses or conditions become more difficult
* How Stryd is using data mining of user data
* Where Stryd is headed to help runners improve efficiency
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, stronger, more efficient runner when you know what your key numbers mean for your workouts, races, and your season-long training. In Run with Power, TrainingBible coach Jim Vance offers the comprehensive guide you need to find the speed you want.
Run with Power is available now from your local bookstore, tri or running shop, and from these online retailers:
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Limited offers: Get Run with Power FREE with purchase of an RPM2 or Stryd power meter while supplies last.
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