“A power meter is probably the best tool ever developed for a cyclist who wants to reach new thresholds of achievement. By recording a second-by-second diary of your ride, a power meter can help you uncover hidden areas of weakness that never would have come to light through the use of a heart rate monitor or simple cyclometer. The ability to record the data from your ride and later download and analyze those data is the key to the power meter’s usefulness.”

Excerpt From: Hunter Allen & Andy Coggan PhD. “Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed.” iBooks.


As one of my New Year’s Resolutions, I have resolved to re-read some of the best and most respected books on the subject of fitness, training, and exercise physiology.

I’m starting this re-education with a book that many in the cycling world consider the “Bible” of training with a power meter,  Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 2nd Ed. – Hunter Allen & Andy Coggan PhD.

As I read I’ll share excerpts that I believe are pertinent in the world of indoor cycling and the ever growing use of power meters and group display.