I have learned a lot about triathlon over the years. Like many beginners, I fumbled around with different training plans and repeatedly had to learn from my mistakes.
A major turning point for me occurred when my wife bought me my first ANT+ enabled watch. By fine tuning my workouts to specific heart rate zones while I trained, I was able to improve my speed and endurance as it allowed me to accurately measure my progress and aid in setting goals.
As my finish times improved, I added more ANT+ devices to my training and racing routine. With the help of the GPS on my watch to monitor my pace in training and racing, I managed to improve my personal bests in both half and full marathon distances in each of the past three years. While using my ANT+ power meter on my bike synced to my ANT+ watch, I am able to get immediate wattage data in training. During races, I was also able to track and maintain a sustainable power output allowing me to have a better run once off the bike.
Through the use of power measurement on my ANT+ device, I have developed a streamlined system that has helped me achieve personal bests in road cycling time trials, ironman, half ironman and Xterra triathlons over the past year.
Whether it’s on the road or the trail, running, cycling, swimming or Nordic skiing, I know I have an advantage when I am using my ANT+ devices.