Category Archives: Testing

Cyclocross Power Analysis

Now that I’ve got a few races under my belt with power data, I wanted to take some time to go over what I’ve learned and how useful I think it is.  Some of the analysis is for power data … Continue reading

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Power Profiling

I’ve been training with a power meter for 2.5 years now. I didn’t have nearly as much racing experience when I first got it, and it has certainly helped me gain insight into my abilities as a cyclist.  TrainingPeaks recently … Continue reading

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Tips for a Struggling Cat 4

In my previous post I answered a question from Rob, a self described struggling Cat 4, in regards to his test data (VO2 Max, FTP, etc) and if he had reached his potential yet.  The overall answer was ‘no’, but … Continue reading

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Top Posts of 2011

In case you missed any good reading this year, I will link and summarize my most viewed posts of 2011.  Readership on the blog ballooned in April, and a few of these posts are before then, so perhaps you missed … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Update

Cyclocross is offically here!  The local road racing season is finished with the exception of a fall mid-week TT series.  For those of us who know better, it is time to put away the TT bike and get the CX … Continue reading

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Time Trial Improvement

Last season was my first full season with a power meter.  It opened my eyes to a few things, including the fact that I have a natural “Time Trialist” power profile.  I thought this would automatically make me good in … Continue reading

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Gauging Recovery from Heart Rate and Power

I received a question on gauging recovery status from heart rate and power.  I have almost two years worth of power and heart rate data, so I thought I would detail my experiences.  Keep in mind every rider is different, … Continue reading

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