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Let’s be hon­est with each other – it might be the new year but the ef­fects of Christ­mas are still mak­ing them­selves known. And those ex­tra pounds on the scales seem to have come di­rectly from the deficit in our bank ac­counts!

So you might think it’s not the best time to be talk­ing about power me­ters – prob­a­bly the most ex­pen­sive bit of train­ing kit you can shell out on (ex­clud­ing your bike, of course). But we’ve got some pleas­ing news for you – ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy mean you can snap up a train­ing de­vice for less than £500. Turn to p30 to see the best bar­gains around and al­low coach Phil Mosley to talk you through how use them in train­ing. He prom­ises they’ll be worth ev­ery penny you spend.

As you ramp up your train­ing, you can ex­pect to sweat more. But don’t just wipe it away. Mea­sur­ing your sweat can help you make slight ad­just­ments to your hy­dra­tion regime, en­sur­ing your body is get­ting ex­actly what it needs (p38).

As for me, the win­ter weather com­bined with a his­toric knee in­jury means I’ve been avoid­ing train­ing out­side, con­cen­trat­ing on the turbo and some strength train­ing in an at­tempt to re­tain my fit­ness. The cold can have a se­ri­ous af­fect on your mus­cles as the ex­perts in this is­sue’s Train­ing Zone club, Som­er­set RC Tri, ex­plain on TZp12.

Stay warm and in­jury free this month and don’t for­get to get in touch with your thoughts on this is­sue of Triathlon Plus.

Debbi Marco, Editor

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