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Interval Training, Power and Heart Rate

Monday, October 12, 2015 by Coach Tommy

Suppose I gave you this bike workout: Warm up for about 20 minutes. Then do 30 x 30 seconds at z5 (VO2Max) with 30 seconds z2 (Steady State) between each interval. Cool down the last 10 minutes. How would you gauge your intensity for these 30 second intervals?  This is an important question.  Do them […]



Power Balance and Shorter Cranks

Sunday, February 1, 2015 by Coach Tommy

Garmin Power Balance Earlier this year I bought the Garmin Vector pedals.  Each of the Vector pedals measure power output of the ride.  I rode with the Vector pedals for several months uploading the data to Training Peaks and to Garmin Connect.  One day I looked at the Garmin Connect data and the Power Balance […]



Don’t Be a Slave to the Numbers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by admin

In most training circles, almost every person is training by heart rate, pace, speed, or power. All of these metrics are very important to the design of a training plan and periodizing your season. Most coaches use these metrics as a measure of their athlete’s performance, failures, successes or even as a method of preventing […]



Why train with power?

Friday, March 1, 2013 by Coach Tommy

Why train with a power meter on the bike? I get asked that often. The simple answer is that the power meter is a more precise and accurate tool for gauging cycling intensity.


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The Value of VO2 and Lactate Testing

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Coach Kevin

To test or not to test, that is the question… some of you probably have about the VO2 and Lactate testing that Triple Threat Tough offers. Let me try to demystify things for you because you get a lot of value from VO2 and Lactate testing.