Run with Power: The Complete Guide to Power Meters for Running
The first Challenge Samorin race takes place this August and will serve as a tune up for the championship race next summer. “This is the most important announcement in the history of the Challenge-family race series,” says series CEO Zibi Szlufcik. “We’ve been waiting three or four years for something that would raise the level of the sport and this is it.” The race in Samorin will be the first of an annual global championship. The race will return to Samorin in 2019. The venue for the 2018 race is still to be announced. The pros will vie for a 150,000 Euro prize purse. “We have 38 venues and 46 races across the globe and this is a bonding element where we bring all the races together where people can qualify at any of the venues with a straightforward qualification system, providing athletes with the next opportunity,” Szlufcik says. “This has been requested for years by athletes, race directors, the media and the industry. We are fulfilling all the expectations by announcing the Championship.” Jim Vance
Few triathletes, or even runners, use a power meter on the run, but USA Triathlon coach Jim Vance makes the case for it in his latest book, Run with Power. Vance discusses how triathletes can become faster, stronger and more efficient by using the data taken from a run power meter in their training. Just as is the case with cycling, power meters help triathletes train with accuracy and use metrics like watts to reach their potential in the sport.
The book answers any question a triathlete could have with regard to power meters and running. It provides useful charts, explains the differences between training by power versus feel, breaks down all the terms associated with power training on the run and examines how to run with heart rate and power data simultaneously. It also provides eight power-based training plans for race distances from 5K to marathon, which are helpful for triathletes racing various distances.
Vance leaves no questioned unanswered in this lengthy guide, which is worth the read for any triathlete looking to truly unlock their potential in triathlon’s final leg.–