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'Run with Power' by Jim Vance, Velo Press 2016

Introductory Guide to Running with Power

Run with Power by Jim Vance

Velo Press, based in Boulder, Co. has just released the first comprehensive guide to the concept of using power meters for running in collaboration with coach/author Jim Vance.

'Run with Power' is a introduction to the power-based training, a concept long familiar with cyclists and now - as we know at Stryd - ready to revolutionize the way runners train.

Tri coach and author Jim Vance outlines how to interpret the data gathered from your Stryd running power meter in order to be able to establish personal power training zones.

Importantly, Vance also shares how to compare wattage, heart rate, pace and perceived exertion to get maximum insight into your training so you

Announcing the World’s First Wearable Power Meter for Runners — Get Yours on Kickstarter Today

The time has finally arrived! Starting at 8am eastern today, you can get your hands on Stryd, the first wearable device to measure running power, through our crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter.

We chose to use Kickstarter as a way to get more people involved and gather more data on power-based run training.

The running community has embraced Stryd from the start, and we’ve been pretty surprised by variety of ways coaches and athletes are using the device. Now, we want to learn even faster. When you support us on Kickstarter, you join a community that is shaping the future of power-based run training with the information you provide us.

Our first group of users was excited most about

Would Power Meters for Runners Be Beneficial?

Editor's note: Hi, this is Gus. I recently found this article by Jim Gourley on Active.com about using power for running. I thought it was interesting, ahead of its time, and relevant to our mission to enable runners to train using power. I had a chance to speak with Jim. He had a lot of comments, and agreed to let us reproduce his article on our blog. I hope that you find this article as interesting as I did.

Power meters have become a mainstream training tool for cyclists over the past several years. Meanwhile, runners continue to rely on heart rate monitors as the only way to monitor training zones and effort. But this could soon be changing.

New Year's resolution: How to PR this coming season by using power for perfect pacing

Hi, this is Gus from Stryd. Every year we all make new years resolutions, and create goals for ourselves. The only problem is, we sometimes fall short or we derail our progress because we don't have the commitment or inspiration to continue. We all want to achieve that perfect race! The problem is that we don’t know how to start, and make it achievable.

Power can help you with pacing for that perfect race, or a personal performance goal you are training for.

The secret to pacing is to know and control your "effort level". That's tough on race day because we face mental and physical stress and unexpected challenges from the route and weather – the measure we normally

Running power and heart rate

This is Gus from Stryd. This blog is a way for me to share my experiences, daily routines, interviews, training programs, and ways of using power for running.

Most of you will have questions on how to train with power. I hope the blog will give you some insight on how power can change your running for the better! Today I want to talk about running with power during interval training & comparing it with heart rate (HR). For the purpose of this first blog post, you can view power as a measure of your body's exertion.

Many of us run with a HR monitor. When I run with my HR monitor, I never know if I’m training in