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Stryd PowerRace - Your New PR

PowerRace - Your New PR

Performance is priority on race day, you'll test your body and mind against the course and the competition to find your new Personal Record.

The idea of discovering your new PR motivated us to create the supreme racing tool- PowerRace.

Your Personal Record considers three goals:
1. Get the most out of your body
2. Conquer the course
3. Focus on racing

Get the most out of your body

To race your best, extracting every ounce of energy from your body is key. It takes precision to know how to properly expend energy throughout a race. While you don't want to charge full-speed out of the box lest you risk expending your energy prior to

Beat the Pace Game. Run with Power to Experience a Breakthrough.

What happens when you face the biggest hill you've seen? You make the challenging decision to charge up full force. You peek at the power display after the first minute. "340 watts...345 watts" You just unlocked the key to your breakthrough. Your breathing is steady. Your legs are strong. You will be at the top in rare form. It is your reward for the perfect power plan. Hans van Dijk and Ron van Megen released…

Power Up and Attack the Downhill!


Think back to the last time you took advantage of a downhill section of your run. The rush of freedom and speed you felt when opening up your stride and blasting away felt limitless. The magic of downhill running comes with a reprieve from the battle with gravity we fight as runners. How we understand and make use of this “free” energy is important to us, and extreme accuracy in a power meter to capture it is paramount.

Stryd has been recognized for its ability to provide an objective performance number to guide running effort for both downhill and uphill segments. Braking becomes especially influential in downhill efforts. We recently fired up our in-house metabolic cart to investigate the extent

Stryd Trends: See Your Progress

Blood, sweat and tears -- that is what it’s all about.

That’s why you put in the work every day. The prizes and accolades are nice, but it's also about the process.  That daily grind.  Everyday you sweat.  Sometimes you bleed. Occasionally, you even cry (just a little). There’s that internal satisfaction at the end of the knowing that you are getting closer and closer to your goal.

But… wouldn’t it be nice if you could see that progress?  

Well, now you can.

Stryd Trends show you how your fitness is improving after a hard workout, and how it declines after some time off.  Because fitness accumulates over time, it takes about two months of data

IMPROVE with Stryd

Runners are continually evolving. With every step of training we influence our performance. The intensity and duration of our runs determine the type of runner that we become. Stryd's IMPROVE Training tools in PowerCenter identify your core running characteristics and track your training over time so that you can continue to improve and evolve into the best runner possible.


Stryd Runner Profile
Identify the key limiters in your training. Focus on your Metabolic Fitness, Muscle Endurance, and Muscle Power. Metabolic Fitness is your overall current fitness, in terms of both metabolic and aerobic performance. You can build your current fitness to its ceiling in a relatively short period of time. Moreover, it is possible to slowly raise your overall fitness

Guest Blog: Believe in Power

Stryder Akhil Viz graciously lends his experience Running With Power to the Stryd Blog.


As a triathlete, running is a major component of my training. I got hooked on to triathlon towards the end of 2011 when I did my first Sprint triathlon and immediately decided I would race in an Ironman ten months later!

I was a self-coached athlete at first. I figured my way through the sport by asking other experienced triathletes for their advice and scavenging through the Internet to soak in as much information as possible. I had a basic heart rate monitor and stopwatch to record my training—no other gadgets.

I had read plenty of articles and journals regarding the benefits of training with

Training Peaks Run with Power Workout Export to Garmin Watch

The following article was republished with permission from Peaks Coaching Group. Written by PCG Elite Coach and Stryder, Rachel Zambrano, This tutorial will take you step by step in creating a run workout with power targets, exporting the file, then importing it to a Garmin watch for use outside, or on a treadmill. As of the writing of this article, there are two problems that, while this is still a viable solution, make this imperfect at…

STRYD Power Averaging

Better Pacing With Stryd What is one of the major keys to training with Stryd? Consistency. It is important to keep a consistent power on race day to run your best race. You know what power you need to aim for on race day. The challenge is: how do I stick to this power throughout the whole race? We have a new tool for your Garmin watch: Power Averaging. Power averaging lets you see your average…

Stryd is Most Accurate Device Tested by fellrnr!

Great news to report! fellrnr of (a widely trusted source on evaluating running technology accuracy) ranked Stryd as the most accurate distance reporting device that they have tested to date. See the full report and supporting data here. Stryd is not only now ranked at the top of the industry, but Stryd's first placing comes with quite a large margin over the rest. Stryd's precision (even when uncalibrated) particularly outshines the field.…

Mysterious Treadmill Pace?

You may have noticed that running on a treadmill feels differently when compared to running outdoors. Understanding the root cause of this difference, it turns out, may actually help improve our run training. We've tested Stryd on multiple runners and across multiple treadmills, and after all our data collection and analysis we think we know why. The root cause is that your treadmill's belt speed isn't actually constant. More specifically, when your foot strikes the belt,…