Summer Track 2016 PRs

Another summer track season has come and gone and this year I was running with power. Below are my PRs from this year’s events with previous years’ PRs in parentheses: I didn’t focus on any of the sprint events this season and only “raced” the 800m-3,000m, where I mostly saw improvement. One takeaway is that,Continue reading “Summer Track 2016 PRs”

Four on the Fourth Race Report

Last week I raced my third annual Four on the Fourth 4-mile road race, the first event of the three-event Tour de Carrboro. Because I now have a full half year of training by power (and power data from a previous four-mile road race), I was comfortable running this race by power instead of paceContinue reading “Four on the Fourth Race Report”

Training Results with Power

One of the key metrics when training with power is known as Critical Power (CP) or Functional Threshold Power (FTP). It is analogous to your Lactate Threshold (LT) and, like LT, your training zones are calculated as various percentages of it. CP is effectively the amount of power you can sustain during an all-out, 1-hourContinue reading “Training Results with Power”

Tar Heel 4 Miler 2016 Race Report – This Time With Power!

Last month I competed in my third Tar Heel 4 Miler, the biggest race each year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I live. They offer a 10-mile version, too, but I lose interest once I hit double digit mileage, so the 4 Miler has become one of my key races each year since weContinue reading “Tar Heel 4 Miler 2016 Race Report – This Time With Power!”

Stryd Blog: My Background

My first post as a Stryd Ambassador was meant to introduce myself to the rest of the early adopters: Hello, follow Stryders! I’m Bryan Guido Hassin, a 37-year-old green tech startup entrepreneur based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.  I played [American] football through university (Go Rice Owls!), but now I run and play beachContinue reading “Stryd Blog: My Background”

Running With Power

For the last six months, I have been trying out a new gadget for running. It’s called Stryd and it’s a power meter for runners. Cyclists have been using power meters for decades to optimize their training and racing, so I was intrigued by the prospect of applying the same advantage to running. Why Power?Continue reading “Running With Power”