Hit Your Stryd

Here’s why elite trail runner Joseph Gray uses this power meter to track his training.

After noticing that heart-rate training was producing impoved results in his training in 2017, world champion mountain runner (and Colorado Resident Trail Badass as voted by EO readers) Joseph Gray started using Stryd (stryd.com), a power meter that helps calculate output and effort in order to create a consistent pacing strategy during a race. 

The key to Stryd’s success is a bevy of online data features that serve as a type of virtual coach by exposing weaknesses and lack of efficiency.

“I noticed from my power output that my training was missing a few key components and the power meter helped me find what I was doing wrong in workouts and races, especially when it came to effort and knowing how hard to push and when to slow down a bit,” Gray says.

Knowing the intimate details of his power data provides important insight on race day. 

“After calculating my maximum output and knowing how it felt, I found that many times in races I could push harder,” Gray says. “I also learned what wattage I could hold and for how long. That data allows me to understand when to slow down or back off the effort a bit.” 

–Kim Fuller 


Related Stories

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

How to Make Your Outdoor Cabin More Weather Resistant

As residents throughout the Rocky Mountain region continue to explore barndominium cost vs house prices to help find an affordable place to live, the...

Eldora is the Perfect Escape

If you’re seeking that private hill feeling with up-front parking, zero lift lines, and wide-open slopes, Eldora is your winter weekend destination. And with...

Colorado Winter Adventures for the Entire Family

Written by: Bri Golden, Outdoor Educator and BVMA Guide As the aspens change colors and the school year gets into full swing, mountain towns across...

YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado Perfect Winter

At Two Beloved Locations—Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch— YMCA of the Rockies Offers Up Top-notch Programming for the 2022–23 Winter Season That...