Systematic training is focused on increasing your fitness, and most of us think that just means getting as the highest power numbers possible. However, high numbers are not the only goal – equally important is the repeatability of your efforts.
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While it is true that fitness is fitness, the best path to success in racing is to match your training and fitness to the requirements of the event. Let’s take a look at some of the gravel races I’ve done to see what’s specific about gravel competitions.
Trainer Review: We've all seen the recent explosion in indoor training and the use of the latest smart training / racing apps. So when top class pedal manufacturer Xpedo announced their new APX Pro smart trainer for just US$1099, we jumped for the first review unit and had our man in wintery Washington, Chuck Peña, give it a thorough spin.
Xert’s Adaptive Training Advisor (XATA) uses advanced analytics to not just model your current fitness, but to individually prescribe workouts guiding you towards a desired fitness and time. I relied on it for >90% of my training this winter leading up to April’s gravel season.