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Training a Powertap?

Postby RobRollin » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:31 pm

Ok so now I have a Powertap Pro +. What good sites are there for info on what I should be looking at, aiming for etc? Whats the best software to use? What about the software which came with it?

I will use the Edge 705 with it most likely. And I am using Sportstracks with the Edge.

I'm specifically training for TT atm as it is the TT season. Later in a few months I will concentrate on road racing. Tomorrow I get the whells on the bike.

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Re: Training a Powertap?

Postby snedden9485 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:53 pm

Where did you end up purchasing and how much if you dont mind. Did you buy the hub and computer pack?
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Re: Training a Powertap?

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:01 pm

Training and Racing with a Power Meter - by Andrew Coogan is the best book to begin with.
WKO+ is the best software...I have Golden Cheetah and Poweragent as well,but they are not as good..especially over a period of time.
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Re: Training a Powertap?

Postby twizzle » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:38 pm

Personally, I find WKO+ too clunky... but at least it's an 'all in one' package. I prefer GoldenCheetah for the basic analysis and SportsTracks "Training Load" plugin for capturing the "performance manager" view of training. You simply add a note of "TRIMP=nnn" where nnn is the TSS score.
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