How to Train with Power Clinic #1

  • 23 Feb 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • WattsUp (Chain Reaction Bicycles) 4231 Dundas St W., Etobicoke, ON M8X 1Y3
  • 10


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Do you want to race faster on the bike in all distances? Are you considering buying a power meter or power based trainer? Have you heard that training/racing with power is effective, but are unsure how to use power for optimal performance? If so, then this clinic is for you! 

Training with power is widely recognized as the most effective way to improve your performance on the bike. If you want to train smarter and improve your ability to ride faster in a race, while still ensuring you are at your best for starting the run, then a power meter is the best tool for the job. Power meters have substantially come down in price over the past years, making this highly effective training tool a lot more accessible. 

- Educate triathletes on what power is and how to use it

- Explain benefits of training/racing with power

- Explain how to train/race with power (how to establish your FTP and training zones, how to relate power to exertion, how to use power in your workouts and races, using power inside vs outside, introduction to how Zwift works)

- Compare different trainers and power meters available 

- Allow you to practice training with power by riding your own bikes

"Using a power meter in a long steady-state race such as a triathlon or long time trial is almost like cheating. When everyone else is fighting a head wind, excitedly going too fast down wind or guessing how hard to push when going up hill, the athlete with a power meter is just rolling along at the prescribed power. He or she will produce the fastest possible ride given the conditions so long as the optimal target power has been determined through training and observed closely during the race. While something similar can be done with heart rate there are some confounding factors such as the excitement of a race, cardiac drift, the acute effect of diet and the slow response of pulse on hills, accelerating out of corners or when passing others. - Joe Friel



  • Your bike. Computrainer also requires trainer skewers. 
  • Cycling shoes
  • 1-2 water bottles
  • Towels available on-site
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