# Training with a Power Meter

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Downhill Racer On race day, how hard should you push the downhills on the bike? Like many questions related to race strategy, the answer is an unsatisfying, “it depends.” But to help you understand the primary factors, I took three test runs down a section of a popular local triathlon. In this case, it was…

Supplementary information to: Calculated Performance: Using Quantitative Models to Optimize Your Training Triathlete Magazine, January 2009, p.119 by Dave Clarke and Michael Ricci Dave Clarke is a M.Sc. in kinesiology, a Ph.D. in biological engineering and a top-tier age-group triathlete. Michael Ricci is a Level 3 USAT coach and head coach and founder of D3…

Calculated Performance: Using Quantitative Models to Optimize Your Training Dave Clarke and Michael Ricci Dave Clarke is a M.Sc. in kinesiology, a Ph.D. in biological engineering and a top-tier age-group triathlete. Michael Ricci is a Level 3 USAT coach and head coach and founder of D3 Multisport based in Boulder, Colorado. ——————- Triathletes invest significant…

Racing Ironman with Power Now that the big day has arrived, you’ll want to pretty much stick to EXACTLY what you have been doing in training. That means not exceeding pre-determined limits on the hills and keeping your watts within a certain range. Along with keeping the watts in a certain range, this means pedaling…

Power Training Basics and Terminology Mike Ricci, USAT Level III Coach Before we get into how to use a power meter, let’s talk about how to establish a baseline Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Establishing an FTP: o According to the ‘Racing and Training with Power’ by Coggan and Allen, a 20 minute all out time…

by Coach AJ Johnson In creating a plan for the 2012 season, identifying your goal races is the first step. From there, you need to plan for proper base, build, taper and peak phases. Of these phases, the base and build are the most critical. 10 to 6 weeks out from your A priority race…

Case Study: Using a Power Meter in Ironman Racing and Training By Coach Mike Ricci Coach Mike shares the 90-minute improvement of one athlete I wanted to share one of my athlete’s power numbers from IMAZ. This example of riding with power shows how it’s beneficial in terms of pacing and running the marathon. Previous…