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Ironman World Championships Kona, Hawaii

16. October 2015 - 1 month and 12 days ago

Weiss Powers into Top 10 Bike and 16th Overall at Ironman World Championships With the sun just peaking over the horizon at exactly 0630 on Saturday 10th October 2015 and the temperature already nudging 26C with 80% humidity, the canon sounded to mark the male pro start of the Ironman World Championship in the bay of Kailua-Kona. We knew then that it was going to be a day of attrition. Who would best be able to put together equally strong swim, bike and run splits while being cooked alive? If ever there was proof needed that while triathlon is made up of three disciplines it is but one sport and the cumulative fatigue, especially in Ironman distance undertaken in great heat, needs to be very carefully managed by the successful athlete whether pro or age grouper as if not, the day will be a short one as many of the big names found out. Indeed, the eventual winner, Jan Frodeno, described the race as “like being locked in a sauna that also happens to have a wind tunnel in it”. The ‘Kona Code’ is a truly unique challenge, which requires real experience to crack.  

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Ironman Austria

04. July 2015 - 4 months and 24 days ago

On 28th June 2015, Michi Weiss once again took the podium in 2nd place at his home Ironman in a time of 08:06:59 coming in behind overall race winner, Marino Vanhoenacker who also took his 7th Ironman Austria title. Arguably one of the most iconic events on the Ironman calendar, race day delivered great crowds, perfect weather and the usual super fast splits. Michi’s bike leg of 04:20:57 was also the 2nd fastest of the day coming right off one of his best ever Ironman swims and preceding a stellar 02:48:18 marathon. In this article I want to take a look in detail at the SRM power file of an athlete at the top of his game. 

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Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix

10. May 2015 - 6 months and 18 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 - 8 months and 24 days ago


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Ironman Cozumel 2014

06. December 2014 - 11 months and 22 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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