On today’s Endurance QuickCast Josh and I talk about what’s new with power meters and unravel the mysteries of wireless sensor protocols. We cover Bluetooth and ANT specifics along with the advantages and disadvantages of each protocol when selecting a new power meter, bike computer, and even smart trainers. Then we dive into recently released power meters, power meter tech and new sensors that promise real-time aero testing on your bike! We close the show by discussing what we hope to see at Eurobike and Interbike as well as make some show predictions.
It’s Athlete Q and A time! One of my favorite things to do is communicate with athletes and share what we have learned along the way to make our sport and athletic endeavors better. We have all kinds of questions covering where you can find the show, bike fit, doping with baking soda, meditation on the run or ride, FTP tests, other podcasts, hill repeats indoors, the best power meter and smart trainers, running with power and more!
This week Coach Rob discusses how planned and unplanned travel can wreck your fitness and what you can do to protect yourself from losing your hard earned gains. Fitness lost takes twice as long to regain so make sure to list to Rob as he talks about how much fitness can be lost from 1-12 weeks of inactivity and several low costs and no cost methods of making sure you don’t lose your fitness when traveling.
One of the biggest challenges that all athletes face is how do I train for what I want to accomplish. So this week Coach Rob covers how to Improving Time To Exhaustion and examples of how to apply it to the ride, the run, and the race.
One of the subjects that I have wanted to cover more in-depth on the Endurance QuickCast for a while is meditation. I know some of you are going to pass on this show but when I am asked how do I take my performance to the next level this is one of many things I talk about with athletes that are seeking the next level of performance.