So this happened yesterday…
Yep. I bought a PowerTap.
I have spent the last two offseasons on the trainer using the TrainerRoad software which has given me the opportunity to train with Virtual Power. VirtualPower is essentially an estimate of your power output based on the trainer you are using and your speed/cadence sensor. It has been a huge benefit to my workouts so I decided to take the plunge and have the option to train with power on and off the trainer. Plus, now my power readings on the trainer will be accurate measurements rather than the Virtual Power estimates. And as a bonus, the wheel (which I got used from a teammate) even came with a Wheelbuilder AeroJacket for racing!
For all the other power heads out there, any advice for a newbie? I’ve already downloaded Golden Cheetah and got a copy of Training and Racing With a Power Meter to read. What else should I know right off the bat?
I am actually excited to do my first real FTP test, but probably won’t get to it until the weekend or even next week.
Thanks for reading!