8 Reasons why you should use a run power meter with Mike Trees

For decades now running’s cousin sport, cycling has understood the power of... power is the ultimate objective metric in a lot of areas of our lives including - endurance sports training and racing.


How does power in running work? I mean we have heart rate, pace and the very accurate Rate of perceived exertion (RPE)... but how can you use running power to train and race smarter? Find out the question to that answer and more in this episode.


Note - if you aren't into metrics, physics and data then this might not be for you and feel free to go to another episode.


If you are into this stuff, then please keep listening on and share this with other run nerds! Rather than have you wait around for The 8 reasons why running should be considered i'll just give you a quick recap now

  1. IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING ECONOMY
  2. TO KNOW WHEN YOU’RE OVERTRAINING
  3. KNOW WHEN YOU STOP IMPROVING
  4. BOOSTs YOUR TRAINING SPECIFICITY
  5. Helps you GET YOUR POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO CORRECT
  6. UNDERSTAND PACE PER WATT
  7. PACE PERFECTLY
  8. SCIENTIFICALLY CHOOSE THE FASTEST SHOE FOR YOU !


So here’s what to expect in this episode;

  • We’ll start off with a quick warmup to see where we are at in our current training
  • Then get into the meat of this episode - running power
  • Then end it with our episode question - would you rather focus on high cadence or longer stride length.

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Episode Quotes
  • You are the most efficient person in the world at doing sports the way you do it. If I tried to copy you, I would be less efficient as you.
  • You are the most efficient person in the world at doing sports the way you do it. If I tried to copy you, I would be less efficient as you.
  • Power can be used in the lab to test to see how our output changes with different cadences and shoes.
  • Power is a quicker feedback mechanism than heart rate



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