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Entries in Data Analysis (16)


Age Group 70.3 World Champion Data Analysis

American Chris Thomas has won his age group at the 70.3 IRONMAN World Championships on four occasions, including 2012. On September 8, Thomas successfully defended his title in Vegas in the 40-44 age group, with a time of 4:21:56. A member of the Timex Multisport Team that uses TrainingPeaks, Thomas offered us a chance to look at his bike and run file, and see what it takes to win the age group world title.

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How to Analyze a Tour de France Power File

Do you know how to make sense of those squiggly lines? TrainingPeaks co-founder and power expert Dirk Friel has you covered. Get the inside scoop on what Dirk is looking for when he sees a pro power file, and learn how to analyze race data for the Tour de France as well as your own events.

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Power Analysis from the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic

We analyze power data from one of the most legendary one-day races in the US, including the file from race winner Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthcare. See the wattage it took to win on top of the infamous Manayunk Wall.

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Comparing the Power Data of Jordan Rapp and Clayton Fettell

After a delayed start and shortened swim due rough water conditions, this year's Ironman Melbourne kicked off in what was sure to be an event to remember. On race day we provided data analysis of many of the pro's files, which lead to this great article on Slowtwitch.

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Feature of the Month: Data Editing

TrainingPeaks data editing allows you to delete segments, drop corrupted channels, and fix bad data points. See how data editing can help you make your data more accurate, and get a free 7-day trial of Premium to try it yourself.

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