Popular and Useful Technology Used to Train During Runs
As popular as power meters are in the cycling world, GPS (global positioning system) units are even more popular in the running world. Just about every serious heart rate monitor brand on the market offers a GPS or some type of speed-distance device with it.
Training for triathlon can be one of the most complicated things to master in perhaps all of sport, especially as the goals and competitive levels get higher and higher. Think about all the variables that can affect it, from those in our control to the randomness of sicknesses, non-sport-related injuries, stress, crashes, race mechanicals, and more.
Achieve your best finish ever when you train by the numbers with former
elite triathlete Jim Vance. Triathlon 2.0 shows you how to
interpret data from power meters, GPS systems, heart rate monitors, and
swim workouts to achieve new goals and optimize performance.
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Serious triathletes may be the most tech-savvy of all athletes. You have the latest devices and know that data to improve your performance are at hand, but putting it all together can be a daunting, confusing task.
Triathlete, coach, researcher, and author Jim Vance maintains that, despite access to the relevant information, most triathletes start a race undertrained or overtrained. That’s why he’s developed Triathlon 2.0: Data-Driven Performance Training, the first program to take advantage of the latest science and technology. Triathlon 2.0 examines the sport’s most popular devices, including cycling power meters, GPS trackers, and heart rate monitors. Capture the most accurate readings, learn what they mean, and, just as important, what they don’t. Then, put the numbers to work for you, translating your data into a comprehensive program based on your performance needs and triathlon goals.
With Triathlon 2.0, you will learn these skills:
Establish and identify optimal aerobic fitness base.
Determine the exact number of intervals for the most effective training and quickest recovery.
Identify performance markers to track training results.
Develop a tapering plan for peak performance.
Monitor pace and progress in real time.
If you’re serious about maximizing performance, then turn to the only program built around your personal performance data. With Triathlon 2.0, the power and plan are in your hands.
Benefits of Technology in Training
Chapter 1. Cycling Technology
Chapter 2. Running Technology
Chapter 3. Swimming Technology
Chapter 4. Assessing Triathlon Fitness
Chapter 5. Planning the Training Year
Chapter 6. Training Analysis Software
Chapter 7. Stress-Based Periodization
Chapter 8. Transition and Preparation Phases
Chapter 9. Base Phase
Chapter 10. Build Phase
Chapter 11. Tapering and Peaking
Chapter 12. Prerace Preparations
Chapter 13. In-Race Monitoring
Chapter 14. Postrace Analysis
Chapter 15. Postseason Analysis
About the Author
Jim Vance is a former elite triathlete and currently an
international triathlon, running, and cycling elite coach with
TrainingBible Coaching. After a college career as a cross country and
track athlete at the University of Nebraska, where he earned his degree
in physical and health education, Vance turned to triathlon and trained
at the Olympic Training Center. Later he moved to Ironman racing where
he had many top finishes, including a third-place finish at Ironman
Florida with a personal best time of 8:37:09.
Vance is the founder and head coach of the nonprofit organization
Formula Endurance, the nation’s first USA Swimming and USA Triathlon
high-performance team that develops elite youth and junior triathletes
for Olympic-style racing, based in San Diego, California. Formula
Endurance is annually named one of the top development programs in the
With Joe Friel, Vance coedited and contributed to Triathlon Science
(Human Kinetics, 2013), a book that focuses on science and research in
“Jim Vance is the best not only at creating a training program but in
explaining the program in a way that anyone can understand.”
Bob Babbitt-- Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee, USA
Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee, Cofounder, Competitor Magazine, Host,
Babbittville Radio and The Endurance Sports Network
“Knowing how to use the latest technology to improve training also
means faster racing. Put them together and you have a winning
combination. Jim Vance is among the smartest coaches in the United
States. I highly recommend this book.”
Joe Friel-- Cofounder, TrainingPeaks
“While many people know how to collect data, Jim is an expert in
understanding it and teaching others how to make decisions with it.”