Canadian Lionel Sanders took the win at the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championships on Sunday. With a race best bike and run, Sanders took the win by nearly three minutes. View his bike and run data to see how hard he pushed to take the win.
Setting the correct power training zones is critical to improving as a cyclist or triathlete. Dr. Andy Coggan explains the system for setting zones, as well as how to determine your threshold and other variables that factor into training with power.
Explanations of Normalized Power® , Intensity Factor® , and Training Stress Score® by Dr. Andy Coggan, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter.
Knowing your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is critical to accurately analyzing your workouts and seeing long term trends. While lab testing is the most accurate method to determine this, it is not feasible for many. A more convenient and possibly more accurate way of determining your FTP is therefore to simply rely on data collected using your power meter in the field.
The course for the 2015 Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia has several crucial sections that will make for a very animated race. Hunter Allen breaks down the course to show what a rider will need to do if they want to wear the Rainbow Jersey.
Australian Anna-Leeza Hull claimed the Bronze medal in the Junior Women's Time Trial in Richmond, Virginia. We reviewed her power file to show the type of power a world class junior cyclist can generate.
Team Sky's Ian Boswell had an amazing ride during the Vuelta a Espana's epic Stage 11. With over 15,000 feet of elevation gain over just 85 miles, this stage was touted as one of the most difficult stages of any Grand Tour. Look at the power numbers he produced on his way to a 3rd place finish on the stage.
The Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race is billed as one of the toughest mountain bike events in the world. Swiss mountain biker Christoph Sauser, a multiple time World Cross Country Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist, raced the 2015 edition placing third. Take a look at the amazing numbers he produced during this grueling one day race.
Scatter Graphs can give you a new look at your data. Use them to compare different data sets against each other.
By using TrainingPeaks' Training Stress Score® (TSS®) system you can gain points for virtually any sport or activity. This allows any endurance athlete the ability to quantify their workouts based on their relative intensity, duration and frequency of workouts.
Normalized Graded Pace (NGP) is defined and explained by the creator of its algorithm, Stephen McGregor.
Andy Coggan discusses the incredible science behind the Performance Manager.
Andy Coggan discusses Quandrant Analysis, a means of analyzing powermeter data files to obtain additional insight into the neuromuscular demands of a race or training session. QA is available as a feature in WKO+ v3.0 as well as TrainingPeaks Premium.
Andy Coggan adds some objectivity to finding your strengths and weaknesses, by creating a "power profile" using your power data. Find out how to compare your power to those of your competitors.
A "match" is an elusive term used by riders, and coaches within the bike racing world. When you burn a match, you have done a hard effort. It's an effort that in which you had to dig deep, or you had to really push yourself. Any bike racer knows what it feels like to have burned a match, but until now, no one has really tried to quantify a match.
Hunter Allen, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, walks through how to analyze a power file on TrainingPeaks WKO+ 3.0 desktop software.