tips for training for a triathlon

Life Time Tri coaches Troy Jacobson and Lance Leo discuss tips for training for a triathlon; including cycling with a Stages Power Meter vs a heart rate monitor.

Many triathletes experience the frustration of not pacing themselves on a training ride and exhausting themselves too early. Measuring your performance is key for a successful training season. A good solution is to use a heart rate monitor to keep a steady pace throughout your workout.

A smarter alternative is using power on the bike in the form of a Stages Power Meter. The he advantage of using a power meter is it allows you to immediately know how hard you are working. When using a Stages Power Meter, your watts, RMP’s and speed are immediately delivered. This gives you the opportunity to adjust your effort mid-ride.

The disadvantage of using a heart rate monitor is that it provides a delayed response, and therefore you might work “harder” for too long while out on your ride or on your stationary trainer. With a power meter, you have the benefit of pacing yourself right from the start, so that you can This gives you the maximum benefit from your training ride. The Stages Power Meter can also be transferred from your stationary trainer to your road or triathlon bike.

Being able to receive immediate feedback on your performance is crucial for a successful training and racing season. And a Stages Power Meter just might be the tool to help you snag your next PR.