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Performance Advantage Podcast

79 EpisodesProduced by Dr Will & Dr MattWebsite

Dr Will O'Connor and Dr Matt Miller (MTB PhD) are sports scientists who work with a plethora of endurance athletes from professionals to amateurs.They talk about common issues athletes encounter during endurance training and how to avoid or remedy them with the help of sports science. Submit questio… read more


73 | How to Run with a Power Meter with Dr Will O'Connor

Running power is quickly becoming the new way to train and improve in running. Currently, runners are relying on GPS - a measurement from space - and heart rate, the dial-up broadband of training metrics. Both pace and heart rate serve their purpose as useful metrics, but when GPS signal is poor, or you’re HR isn’t reading correctly, you’re left guessing.
In this episode, Dr Will talks about how running power has evolved, what your “power” number represents and how you can get set-up to use running power to train and race more effectively.

Three Main Takeaways
Get a power meter and start using it
Complete the Willo Test (1km & 5km all out) to determine your critical power
Look into your Form Power & Form Power Ratio (FPR or FP%)

Learn more about running power in our Running with Power Masterclass

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