Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ironman Training - I Can Power 3 Light Bulbs!

Today, I got to see my starting point in terms of how much power I can produce during my bike ride.  It sort of like how many light bulbs can I light up.  So my average was 204 and my Functional Threshold Power was 193 based on my Age and Weight.  Based on that I can light 3 light bulbs!

To get those numbers, I rode my bike around the loop at Hecksher State Park.  It about a 4 mile loop which is fairly flat, however the wind coming off the bad can be very wild.  And it was that day!

So the Power Meter that I opted for was the Stages Power Meter. The one that fit my bike was the FSA left side crank.  It fit budget and I wanted to swap out my wheels at any time.  The drawback is that I don't have numbers for each leg.  Stages uses an average of the legs.

The great thing is that the Meter is compatible with my Garmin 910XT Training Watch.

I am so excited to see how my perceived power compares to my actual power.  Stay tune for those numbers to increase!

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