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Over the winter I've been pushing on with speedwork with the goal of improving on my half-marathon time in 2018. I've been following my own plan, a mash-up of ideas I've received from trained coaches and ex-professionals, that's been chopped and changed to fit around my work and family life. Even though I know certain elements of my training are lacking, sometimes I find it hard to be convinced that I need to do a particular session in order to get better. That is, without paying a coach to drive the message home. You'll know from my previous posts, I'm a believer...

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The team at Stryd HQ have put together an eBook to help runners get started with training and racing using a power meter. If you've got a few hours spare this Christmas and you have started planning your 2018 training and racing goals, then this is well worth a read...Pulling information from what they’ve deemed to be the most important articles in power training, the eBook provides an introduction to the basics of power training, the metrics and most importantly what you can do with that information. It should help you train smarter, get injured less and ultimately be one...

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Stryd just announced a cool new feature for 2018 > Weak Spot Detection. Over 50% of runners miss training every year due to injury and studies show half of those could be prevented by using the right kit and doing the appropriate training. Stryd wants to help make this right, which is awesome! The new feature WEAK SPOT DETECTION will pinpoint your weaker muscle groups, track their fatigue levels and prescribe workouts to help you strengthen the affected muscle group. Essentially it will help you avoid overtraining and minimise the risk of injury. You will then get to learn exactly what you need to...

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Garmin RunPow* App now available on the IQ Connect Store! *Power :) Great news (maybe) if you have a 935 or Fenix 5. Check out the 5k Runner's post on Garmin RunPow vs StrydAnd if you really want to get stuck into the tech, here is a white paper from Stryd on Power and accuracy of their device. 

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// DC Rainmaker went out for a test run using the new Garmin IQ App (+compatible watch and power accessory), Stryd and RunScribe to see what power outputs they all gave. The attached image came straight from his twitter feed./// A quick analysis // Garmin seems a touch less accurate, with more variability and noise, possibly because they don't use a foot-mounted device to measure with, which is (apparently) the most accurate place to measure from. // Stryd and RunScribe seem to be more aligned, although the absolute numbers are obviously different, so this could be a calibration thing, but more likely...

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