Friday, February 27, 2015

Uncommon, Heavy Favor!

Power Meter

This is totally a cycling post. So, skip it if you ain't interested; I won't be offended.

I really wanted a power meter....

A cycling power meter is a device on a bicycle that measures the power output of the rider.

Once a cyclist puts a power meter on her bike, then a cyclist can take a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test which is simply, a measure of  her fitness; it's the power, measured in watts, that a person could theoretically maintain for about an hour.

Many workouts are based on that FTP test.

I know my FTP number because I take a computraining class where I put my bike on a computer and basically do workouts based on my numbers.

However, when I train on my own, I use perceived effort, my heart rate, and cadence to train. I think that I have been doing ok with perceiving my effort. However, I desired to do more precise workout, and a power meter could help me to do just that.

Well, power meters are quite expensive, like over six hundred to thousands of dollars, and right now, I just could not do it with my Selma and Trinidad trips and Spring break coming up. 

Suddenly, a power meter appeared out of no where, and it was the right price, and today, I put it on my bike, and tomorrow I will be using it to train.

February, has been an incredible month of uncommon, heavy favor!!!


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