Comparing Steady Power to Decreasing Power

Just a cool comparison from my workout yesterday, that offers a chance to compare steady-power 30/15s intervals to decreasing-power 30/15s intervals. I set out to do 3x sets of my favourite VO2max workout, because with the vascular issue in my leg I'm scared of I can't do more effective continuous power workouts. I wasn't sure what my … Continue reading Comparing Steady Power to Decreasing Power

Now I Know Why my Left Leg Burns

At the beginning of July I was finally diagnosed with Iliac Arterial Endofibrosis (IAE) [edit: actually it's more appropriate to call what I have Iliac artery flow limitation]. This is a chronic condition where the main artery delivering blood to one leg becomes constricted or kinked near the hip, limiting blood supply to the lower working … Continue reading Now I Know Why my Left Leg Burns

Investigating Power Asymmetry using Pedaling Metrics

I've been using a 4iiii Precision Pro dual-sided power meter for the past two seasons. Having a dual-sided power meter has been critical for me, as I have a chronic injury which results in a significant Left/Right power asymmetry. A single-sided power meter that just doubles Left leg power (my weak side) would give me … Continue reading Investigating Power Asymmetry using Pedaling Metrics

Update to ‘Prescribing VO2max’

My last post left off with a novel workout protocol for optimizing VO2max training, according to my synthesis of the literature and personal experimentation at the time. I was blown away by the amount of engagement and discussion generated by the post. The discussion helped me expand my own understanding, challenged my assumptions, and of … Continue reading Update to ‘Prescribing VO2max’