First Timer Tips

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by no1kung1, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. no1kung1

    no1kung1 New Member

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    I'm a cat 3 (upgraded at the end of last season) racer. I just joined the powermeter club this past weekend buying a used powertap from a teammate.

    I was lactate tested back in November and haven't done a real test since then. I was planning to do a 30 min tt test this weekend, once i'm a little bit more rested.

    I also have been using the trial version of TrainingPeaks. It seems pretty cool, but I haven't explored it enough to exploit its full functionality.

    So any tips for a newbie to the power scene? Books to buy? Workouts to do (that i couldn't do before with a HRM or now can do better)? Ways to use TrainingPeaks to its full potential?
     
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  2. Terry Ferguson

    Terry Ferguson New Member

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    http://www.peakscoachinggroup.com/products/Train_with_power_book.html

    TF
     
  3. jbvcoaching

    jbvcoaching New Member

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    jbvcoaching New Member

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    Hey, your book is on that list, and the OP will probably pay you your buck when he upgrades his WKO+!!!
     
  6. mr_mojo

    mr_mojo New Member

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    As a "writer" EVERYTHING is a deduction...even your training!
     
  7. Felt_Rider

    Felt_Rider Active Member

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  8. Steve_B

    Steve_B New Member

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    Note the moderator: we need a sticky called "Resources for Newbies" or "Resources for those new to power training" or something like that.
     
  9. acoggan

    acoggan Member

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    Except, of course, for the fact that the latest upgrade to WKO+ is free. ;)
     
  10. acoggan

    acoggan Member

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    Hmm...so can I call my wife's racing efforts this year "research", and deduct the $15k or so they cost us? ;)
     
  11. jbvcoaching

    jbvcoaching New Member

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    He mentioned he's still using the free trial version...
     
  12. Steve_B

    Steve_B New Member

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    Sure. I take all my tax advice from internet forums? Don't you? ;)
     
  13. jbvcoaching

    jbvcoaching New Member

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    Are you implying tax advice is somehow more important than power training advice? [​IMG]
     
  14. Steve_B

    Steve_B New Member

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    Are you implying that Andy isn't due his $1? :)
     
  15. no1kung1

    no1kung1 New Member

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    So I bought both the Allen/Coggan Book and TrainingPeaks. Together thats gotta be at least be $1.50 in income for you guys. ;)
     
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