HUB Life - Triathlon and Endurance Lifestyle

#8 All Things Bike Power. And DOPERS SUCK!

April 30, 2023 Dr. Marion Herring and Dr. Rob Green Episode 8
HUB Life - Triathlon and Endurance Lifestyle
#8 All Things Bike Power. And DOPERS SUCK!
Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Herring and Dr. Green discuss the benefits of training and racing with a power meter.   They also discuss Collin Chartier recent positive test for EPO and doping in triathlon - Dopers Suck.  

Advantages:

  • Wattage is a pure measure of work. 
  • Coupling your power with your heart rate and perceived exertion
  • Can expose strengths and weaknesses at different timed efforts. 
  • Helps structure your training program. 
  • Ability to track fitness and communicated with your coach
  • Post race or session analysis.  Good and bad. 
  • Gather training and racing power data to improve your performance
  • Help training for specific goals and distances.
  • Race Pacing for even efforts. 

Disadvantages:

  • FTP can be variable and fluctating
  • Different devices can have different FTPs.  
  • Environmnental conditions can affect your FTP.  Ie. very hot day, your ftp is lower.