Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running

Run with Power The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running RUN WITH POWER is the groundbreaking guide you need to tap the true potential of your running power meter From K to ultramarathon a power meter can make you faster but only if you know how to use it

  • Title: Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running
  • Author: Jim Vance
  • ISBN: 9781937715434
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, efficient runner when you know what your key numbers mean for your workouts, races, anRUN 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, 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 demystifies the data and vocabulary so you can find and understand your most important numbers You ll set your Running Power Zones so you can begin training using 8 power based training plans for 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon Vance shows you how you can compare wattage, heart rate, pace, and perceived exertion to gain the maximum insight into your performances, how you respond to training, and how you can train effectively.Run with Power will revolutionize how you train and race Armed with Vance s guidance, you can train specifically for races, smooth your running technique, accurately measure your fitness, predict a fitness plateau, monitor injuries, know exactly how hard you re training, get fitness from every workout, recover fully, perfect your tapers, warm up without wasting energy, pace your race on any terrain, know when to open the throttle, and create an unprecedented picture of yourself as an athlete.If you re just glancing at the number on your wrist or computer monitor, you ve got a lot speed potential Knowledge is power and understanding your power numbers can open the gate to new methods and new PRs Run with Power introduces the use of power meters to the sport of running and will show you how to break through to all new levels of performance.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.

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    1. In the world of triathlon capturing data is a whole discipline in itself. It speaks to both the obsessiveness that goes with the sport and the fantasy that with new factoids more speed will come - triathletes love their toys. Power meters are now commonplace in biking, but are a whole new thing in the world of running. But the basic concept is that measuring power (force times velocity) to generate data makes as much sense for running as it does for biking. In biking it's relatively simple - str [...]

    2. Vance touches upon some great concepts and metrics using a running power meter. Note that a lot of the suggested metrics and referred calculations are not yet available on the common analysis platforms such as Strava, Endomondo, Garmin Connect or even Stryds own power center. However, being one of the very first books about power meters for runners, this book is a must read.

    3. 1. Key Takeaways:* Training/racing by power is better than training/racing by pace or HR because * Training/racing by power offers additional advantages for running. Because running is more biomechanically complex than cycling, power also offers runners tools to improve form/efficiency.* Efficiency Index (speed / power) is a key metric for tracking form/efficiency.* "Envelope runs" are a key training tactic to improve form/efficiency.2. Writing style: the book is written in a pretty prescriptive [...]

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