Why power measurement is important

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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 07, 2010 3:20 pm

HR is next to useless for short intervals....10 minutes and above maybe.
If you have never used a power meter you will probably disagree...but once you have kept a steady power for even a 5 minute VO2 effort you quickly see how watching you heart rate is pointless.
For a 20 minute interval done steadily for me at threshold the heart rate keeps climbing through out the entire effort...if I rode to heart rate i wouldn't be keeping a steady power level.
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby sogood » Fri May 07, 2010 3:56 pm

toolonglegs wrote:if I rode to heart rate i wouldn't be keeping a steady power level.

iso-Power vs iso-Cardic training. :shock:
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 07, 2010 4:38 pm

Perceived Effort is better than HR...but then your PE is just PE until you ride with a PM and then you realise that your PE was too hard or too soft...so really you need a PM B4 U can trust your PE.
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Fri May 07, 2010 4:44 pm

sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:if I rode to heart rate i wouldn't be keeping a steady power level.

iso-Power vs iso-Cardic training. :shock:

The latter trains poor (and sub-optimal) pacing habits.
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 07, 2010 4:56 pm

Maybe us PM lovers should hush hush...after all we have a major advantage...OK for me it is no big deal.Only me and one team mate have power meters out of the the 200-300 riders I see most weekends.
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby JV911 » Wed May 12, 2010 12:58 pm

JV911 wrote:what software are people using to analyse their PM data?


this ok? training peaks > personal > basic
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed May 12, 2010 2:36 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Maybe us PM lovers should hush hush...after all we have a major advantage...OK for me it is no big deal.Only me and one team mate have power meters out of the the 200-300 riders I see most weekends.

I dunno, still plenty of PM owners who train/pace like crap.
And non-PM riders who know how to train and pace well.
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Re: Why power measurement is important

Postby twizzle » Wed May 12, 2010 2:52 pm

JV911 wrote:
JV911 wrote:what software are people using to analyse their PM data?


this ok? training peaks > personal > basic


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