If you've picked up Run With Power
, or been listening to me on podcasts, you know that speed per watt is the key metric for running power meters, or what I call, Efficiency Index, or EI for short. Chapter 5 in the book is devoted to this topic entirely, and I discuss how a rolling 30 second average of your speed per watt in a race or workout can give you a good idea of how efficiently you're running, or the speed you're getting for the watts you're producing.
In this technology age, we can create these metrics to monitor during a run on our watches or head units, and I have a couple of fans of the book who created the Rolling EI for Garmin and Suunto users. The Suunto apps were created by Toni Cumplido, (twitter: @tonicumpli
), so thank you Toni for these! I hope to have more Garmin IQ apps coming.
Here are the links for each, if you're using these products and want to see...Efficiency Index by itself, of the entire session
Garmin IQ Apphttps://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/0e5487bc-c147-48dc-8fbd-81d2caacc780
Suunto Moves Count App for Ambithttp://www.movescount.com/apps/app10924730-Efficiency_Index_(w)
Rolling Efficiency Index, just the previous 30 seconds within the session
Suunto Moves Count App for Ambithttp://www.movescount.com/apps/app10917000-Rolling_Efficiency_Index_(w)Power Training Zones
Suunto Moves Count App for Ambit - Allows you to see what zone you are in while training, based on your rFTPw.http://www.movescount.com/apps/app10917280-Training_Zone
Again, thanks for the help, and I hope you're enjoying Run With Power
, and these metrics for training.