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Sharing WKO files

bahzobbahzob Posts: 2,195
(sorry this is a power/WKO topic.)

One benefit (I think) of having a power meter is that once you get used to having one you can look at other's WKO files and get quite a good understanding of their ride. This can help you prepare for an unfamiliar event.

As a specific example I am doing the Marmotte in a couple of weeks time and have been greatly helped in my planning by some WKOs shared by someone who had done the event last 4 years.

So, if anyone interested, I have put together an index of my WKO files from sportives ridden 2007/2008 plus Raids Pyreneen and Dolomite. They may be of interest/help to anyone with a powermeter planning to do/having done those rides. (Some more recent events also include GPX+info on course profile)

Others may wish to do the same (I would be interested in seeing some race/TTs. And if anybody did PBP last year would be very interested indeed as doing LEL next year.)

http://mr-miff-on-tour.blogspot.com/2008/06/sportivestours-index.html
Martin S. Newbury RC

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  • Nice work.

    Yes, the ease with which we can share detailed information about rides is tremendous.

    Indeed, it is possible to analyse such files to provide pacing advice for other riders and also to conduct post-hoc analysis to determine how well a rider actually paced (could have they paced better and reduced time accordingly?).

    As an example, the other week an athlete I coach was racing at the World Triathlon championships in Vancouver. He rode the bike leg a few days before the event, sent me the power file, I analysed the course profile then sent him specific pacing guidelines for each part of the course.

    Worked a treat!
  • wheelermukwheelermuk Posts: 15
    hi,

    i've been reading the posts that ric, alex and various other guys have been putting up, and personally, even as a complete novice in realtion to training techniques, and as someone who can never justify shelling out for a power meter, i've find their information very useful. i think it's pretty good of them to share some of the stuff which otherwise would have to be found either through forking out for training manuals or trawling through research papers.

    in the words of ron burgundy,
    just thought i'd put it out there
  • JungliJungli Posts: 201
    Ric

    Would you mind directing me to the links for the forums etc you mentioned regarding power, and possibly any other internet resources that are worth looking at for me to learn more about power training.

    Cheers


    Jay
  • Jungli wrote:
    Ric

    Would you mind directing me to the links for the forums etc you mentioned regarding power, and possibly any other internet resources that are worth looking at for me to learn more about power training.

    Cheers


    Jay
    See these sites:

    http://www.cyclingpeakssoftware.com/power411/
    http://www.trainwithpower.net/

    The train with power site is loaded with links and references you can download about training with power. The cycling peaks site has a range of great articles on the topic of training and racing with power meters.

    and these forums:
    http://groups.google.com/group/wattage/topics
    http://www.cyclingforums.com/f88-power-training.html

    are the premier locations for discussing training and racing with power meters

    the wattage forum on google groups can be pretty high end technical at times and full of robust debate but it always comes back to what actually works, so lurk for a while and do your research (i.e. use the search function) as there is considerable gold in the archives. It is the public forum where exercise physiologists, sports scientists, professional coaches go to discuss development in the use of the tool. Much of what we see today in terms of published papers, concepts (and even software), tools and knowledge on the subject has come about through the contributions of members of that forum.

    the power training forum is pretty friendly and also is a great place to search the arhives. Some very helpful and knowledgable people hang there.

    Depending on your specific interests, there are other sites/resources as well but the above will be more than enough to keep you busy for some time.
  • Handbags deleted. Take it elsewhere.

    Sorry if that makes this a bit incoherent.
    John Stevenson
  • JungliJungli Posts: 201
    Thanks Ric and thanks John!

    :D
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