Measuring your Power Output with Nathan Fenton

On this episode of the Run Smarter Podcast, Brodie interviews running coach Nathan Fenton. Nathan uses running power as his primary metric for running program design and assessment.

We explore how to measure ‘running power’ data and what devices you need. Nathan Fenton explains the difference between running power compared to heart rate and pace, along with ways do perform ‘threshold testing’ to determine your own power zones.

We also answer your patron questions including:

  • What other metrics can we use (leg stiffness, step length, flight time, contact time)?
  • What power devices are available & what is the most accurate?
  • How can we transition from heart rate training to power training?

Lastly, Nathan explains the common mistakes runners make when trying to use power training without the proper guidance and where to find the balance between following the data and listening to the body. 

To contact Nathan Fenton click on the links to his websiteinstagram and facebook

Congratulations on listening to this podcast and starting your run smarter journey. The run smarter podcast is designed to help you build on your knowledge, so you can tackle all your running goals. Hosted by Brodie Sharpe with the mission to ‘bring clarity & control to every injured runner’. Firstly, gain the universal principles every runner needs to know by listening to the first podcast seasons. Secondly, find podcast topics tailored to your specific situation with either Brodie’s solo episodes, or special guest episodes. Lastly, execute on what you learn and transform into a stronger, healthier, SMARTER runner.

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