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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

Power Up and Attack the Downhill!

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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.

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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.

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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

Stryding to the Summit: Lionel Sanders sets the Ironman World Record

Lionel Sanders broke the Ironman World Record at Ironman Arizona in a time of 7:44:29, merely 5 weeks after his worst race of the year. His data from Stryd provides unique insights into his historic day.

Photo Credit: Philip Carnavale

(Phoenix, AZ) Lionel Sanders emerged from the water after 53+ minutes of swimming in 25th place. Next, after four hours and 112 miles in the saddle, Lionel entered the run in second place and within range of the Ironman World Record.


Lionel had been here before, however. Five weeks earlier, at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Lionel used a strong bike to put himself into 13th place at T2. This was close enough that, with a strong

Run Faster with STRYD: Part Five

Supplemental Training

With the recent release of our new Stryd power meter, we are more excited than ever about the possibilities of helping people run faster. Our recently released white paper (download it here) discusses running economy – a measure of the metabolic cost of running – how it impacts performance and how you can use Stryd to help you run faster.

Many runners avoid the gym at all cost, so the mere words “strength training” are enough to make any runner uncomfortable. But what if we told you strength and plyometric training could make you faster? An abundance of research would agree -- many have found that the implementation of plyometric and/or strength training routines can improve running economy, Leg

Run Faster with STRYD: Part Four

Run Training

With the recent release of our new Stryd power meter, we are more excited than ever about the possibilities of helping people run faster. Our recently released white paper (download it here) discusses running economy – a measure of the metabolic cost of running – how it impacts performance and how you can use Stryd to help you run faster.

Last week, we talked about using Leg Spring Stiffness and Form Power as indicators of running economy. Here, we focus on how to improve LSS over time.

One of the most underutilized types of training by the majority of the running world is simply running fast. Incorporating short, fast runs of 100-600m in length are a great way to hone

Run Faster with STRYD: Part Three

With the recent release of our new Stryd power meter, we are more excited than ever about the possibilities of helping people run faster. Not only does Stryd measure how hard you are running, but it also measures how effectively you are running. In our recently released white paper download it here we discuss running economy – a measure of the metabolic cost of running – how it impacts performance and how you can use Stryd to help you improve it.

Leg Spring Stiffness and Form Power

In many ways, running economy has remained somewhat of a mystery due to the fact that it is effected by numerous biomechanical variables. We mentioned many of these in Part Two of this series. Reasearch

Run Faster with STRYD: Part Two

With the recent release of our new Stryd power meter, we are more excited than ever about the possibilities of helping people run faster. Not only does Stryd measure how hard you are running, it also measures how effectively you are running. In our recently released white paper (find it here) we discuss running economy – a measure of the metabolic cost of running – how it impacts performance and how you can use Stryd to help you improve it.

Biomechanical Variables and Running Economy

Our first post in the series looks at the concept of running economy. Running biomechanics have long been considered to play a primary role in determining one’s running economy. It is generally accepted that most trained