training with a power meter.

for the last 6 months ive been riding with cycleops powertap pro+. this model had all the features of the more exspensive ones with just a few extra grams and standard bearing rather than ceramic. why train with power? power shows what we are actually doing and heart rate shows how we are responding..so its like a weight lifter using a heart rate monitor in the gym rather than using the amounts of weight they are actually lifting… when we use both heart rate and power, we have more objective information of what we are actually doing and how we are responding. if you want more info, go visit www.saris.com or read the articles on other sites about the virtues of training with power. since 2002 each january ive been a ‘tour guide’ for various pro teams that visit Adelaide South Australia for the Tour Down Under. I have the fitness and road knowledge to take these teams out for anywhere up to 1 day to 10 days. Ive had the chance to train with some household name riders including oscar periero, jonathon vaughters, erik zabel,lance armstrong, igor gonzalez de galdeano etc. Riding with these sort of cyclists lets me see market, dietary, recovery, training trends etc long before they become mainstream cycling knowledge. Over the last 3 years ive seen more and more teams using power meters like...

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