As the official race data partner of the USA Pro Challenge professional cycling race, endurance training software provider TrainingPeaks will be offering in-depth analysis of each stage from August 20-26.
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Sarah Haskins set a course record to win the St. Anthony's Triathlon, then only 12 days later came within a hair's breadth of qualifying for her second Olympics at ITU San Diego. Matt Fitzgerald interviews Haskins on her preparation and and draws a valuable lesson for all triathletes: how to be in peak form for two back-to-back races.
I received an email this past weekend from a fellow triathlete asking if I was planning on racing Ironman Wisconsin or Florida in 2013. Between the two, I lean toward the Land of Cheddar (I like cheese). But then, I look at a much larger calendar, the international race calendar.
Last week, the TrainingPeaks team spent their days following the USA Pro Cycling Challenge across Colorado, through some of the most beautiful parts of the state. This was the first year for the USAPCC and we're excited to have partnered with the event to bring a world-class cycling race to our home state. In addition to being its inagural year, the USAPCC is the only race in American cycling history to have the entire TdF podium present and racing.
To say it was a memorable and exciting week is an understatement. We had a great time meeting lots of our current customers who came out to watch the race and had lots of opportunities to talk to new faces about what TrainingPeaks is and how it can work for them. We handed out thousands of cowbells, bottles of sunscreen, sunglasses, stickers, t-shirts, and other prizes. If you had a chance to stop by and say Hi, thank you! If we missed you, hopefully we'll get a chance to get together in the future.
And as usual, we were collecting and analyzing power files from top riders each and every day. If you missed any of the data (or some of our funny video blogs), here's a recap of the week.
In today’s Queen stage, we captured a lot of power meter data! This 133mile stage in which the riders traveled from Gunnison to Aspen, Colorado went over two MASSIVE mountain passes, each topping out at over 12,000 feet. The amazing cyclists that allowed us to capture their data had a different tactic in the stage and this made for some really interesting comparisons between their data.