You can’t spend too much time around the worlds of cycling or triathlon these days without hearing about the benefits of training with power. So what is the big deal?
In short recording power whilst training and racing allows you to see and analyse your “output”. Whilst measuring heart rate and perceived exertion (listening to your body) have their place, power has become the key measurement when measuring performance and depicting training zones. There is one downside to training with power; it is expensive. Ideally we would all have power meters on our bikes but with prices ranging from £500 for basic models up to over £2000 for top end options, it is a cost many of us can’t afford.