Using Power Meters in Triathlon Training

Power meters have long been a key tool in cyclists training arsenals, providing more reliable feedback on the effort being put in by a cyclist than heart rate, speed, or perceived effort, all of which are influenced by variable factors (such as climate, road conditions, athletes well being etc.). Conducting training intervals sets using power zones is probably the most effective way of producing improved performance within the cyclist yet to date few Triathletes have picked up on this technique due to a combination of ignorance of the practice, the cost of power meters and fear of data and analysis.

Just Because the Sun Doesn’t Shine Bright Doesn’t Mean Your Training Can’t

As we face less daylight, combined with very anti-social temperatures some mornings, it can be easy to lose sight of keeping our fitness in check through winter. Although it is important to have “easy” periods with our sport, and ensure we take physical and mental breaks when needed, it’s also key to make sure our technique, fitness and strength don’t go into hibernation for too long, or we can lose a good head-start going into the next season!

Cycling Strength Training

Even if you lift relatively light weights you will find that you are quite sore for the next couple of days. More interestingly, if you visit the gym a few…