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Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix

10. May 2015 - 1 month and 24 days ago

Beautiful yet relentless would best describe the Ironman 70.3 Aix-en-Provence bike route. It is 90km of constantly changing gradient, varied road surface with extremely technical flat and downhill sections, all of which present a test for which only the triathletes with the strongest legs and the best bike handling skills need apply. After a solid 1.9km swim, Michi entered T1 just over 3 minutes behind strong biker Andi Boecherer. and then put together a cycling masterclass to put himself firmly in contention. A minor recent injury flared up on the run putting paid to a podium but that is sports at the highest level. But now lets take a look at Michi’s SRM power file and I’ll try to unpack exactly what is required to nail the fastest bikesplit in amongst a field of very strong professional triathletes. 

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Challenge Dubai

04. March 2015 - 4 months ago

 

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Ironman Cozumel 2014

06. December 2014 - 6 months and 28 days ago

On Sunday 30th November 2014, SRM sponsored triathlete Michi Weiss was crowned Ford Ironman Cozumel Champion for the second year running. His winning time of 08:12:16 set a new course record and contained the best bike split and second best run split of the day. Notable achievements indeed when you consider that this was his twelfth triathlon race in a 12 month racing period that included 4 full Ironman’s and 3 Ironman 70.3’s. In this article I want to describe the year-on-year (YOY) comparison between the Cozumel SRM power files in order to explain what it takes to put over 20 minutes into a class field of pro triathletes, and also look a little more closely into the files to gauge what, if anything, a long, hard year of training and racing has changed about the way that Michi races on the bike and how SRM power file analysis can be used to influence training and  get the best out of an athlete. 

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Ironman World Championships

18. October 2014 - 8 months and 16 days ago

Ironman World Championships - Kailua-Kona, October 11th, 2014 On a day that many were calling the windiest and most difficult bike day in the last 15 years of the Ironman World Championship on the Big Island, Hawaii, SRM sponsored triathlete, Michael Weiss, posted a bike split of 04:33:35. In a stacked field that included all the best Ironman athletes on the planet, that was good enough for the 6th fastest time of the day and that even included a rear wheel puncture while riding at 60km/h just 15km into the ride which took Weiss approximately 5 minutes to repair without race support, damaged his speed/distance sensor and effectively killed his chances of catching the leading group right then and there. Thereafter Michael battled the swirling winds over the infamous lava fields entirely alone making for a long hard day in the saddle. Even so, he still managed an average of 294W (306W normalised power) for the duration and in so doing expended 4770 Kcals. 

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Ironman 70.3 North American Championships

03. September 2014 - 10 months and 1 day ago

Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant, North American Championship, By Hunter Allen With a new baby, a new bicycle company (Dimond bikes), and training, TJ Tollakson is one professional triathlete that has to train efficiently and effectively.  He cannot afford a wasted minute in his training and maintains a training discipline that many envy and few can follow.  He uses two of the most important tools in training and racing to help him achieve great success, like his recent win in Ironman Mont Tremblant, and those tools are his SRM Training System and TrainingPeaks WKO+ software.   “My SRM is so important, and I mount the PC7 right on my handlebars, so I can look at it without moving my head or position a single bit. I look at my SRM almost the entire time and sometimes it feels like I am a Jedi knight controlling my power and heart rate just the way I want it.” TJ also uses TrainingPeaks WKO+ software to analyze his power and pace data and has a clear understanding of his power data and metrics. "I look at my Performance Manager Chart obsessively inside WKO+ and know what my FTP is at all times. TrainingPeaks WKO+ software gives me the confidence to race smart and do the perfect pace for my FTP." 

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