Garmin Running power meter - helping you pace in the hills

Running with power is a sophisticated way to step up your pacing and training. We are fans of the Garmin run power-meter as well as Stryde power meter. Using power in your run training can help for pacing hills, running into the wind, and also developing key raceday pacing strategies in connection with pace. Because power is “absolute” and quantifiable, we can easily determine an output and training stress associated with this type of run.

Use power in your run training to dial in your run training stress, goal pacing and workouts with your Tristar Athlete coaches.

Running with power in your training to help pacing, especially with hills


Current Athlete Resources

Biking, Trainer

Wahoo Element - Tristar Team

At first glance the wahoo element is NOT sexy, and it does have the name of a "Garmin" but this new unit is functional, easy to use and awesome. Why? It syncs clean and easy with training peaks workouts from your coach and to your wahoo kickr.  Take it out on the road and the screen is great to see your power and heart rate numbers. 

Cliff Scherb, running

Normalized Grade Pace and Treadmill Equivalency Chart

Because of lack of wind resistance while running on a treadmill, the effort of running on a treadmill at 0% incline is less than that of running on a level road at the same pace. Below is a chart that you can use to get approximate equivalent efforts between running on a treadmill at different paces and inclines and running outdoors on a level surface.

Training Peaks

Rate of Perceived Effort (RPE) Training Peaks update

Training peaks now allows you to rate a workout based on perceived effort and how you felt during the session.  This subjective rating helps dial in your training and overall fatigue levels.  Beyond the data this weighs in very heavily for us as coaches.   Giving this level of insight to your coaches will help you training load and make sure you are training in the sweet spot!