Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tips from Hunters Webinar - Making the Transition to Spring Season

Attended another of Hunter Allen's power webinars on Tuesday... Making the Transition to Spring Season.

Hunter puts these on once a month for athelets (and a separate one monthly for coaches).

Hunter's best tip of the day was interpreting the Mean Maximal Power Curve.  The dotted line is all numbers for this season (since Oct/2008), and the solid line is the last 28 days.  

I have annotated to roughly show the sections corresponding to L6 (Anaerobic Capacity), L5 (VO2Max) and L4 (Lactate Threshold) times.

This shows quite plainly that VO2Max and Threshold are higher than the rest of the season. I.e. improving in the last 28 days compared to the time since October.

Anaerobic on the other hand is slightly lower.

Anyway, if you want to learn more about training with power meters and how to get the most out of WKO Hunter's webinars are a great way to do it. Here is a link to a free one where he discusses some TDF power files.