If you like more accurate data and the ability to use power while riding on the road, a power meter may be a better choice for training than virtual power. However, early into my journey with a power meter and the change has required a few adjustments on my part. In the long run, I suspect I’ll be happier, overall.
Bad run routing choices in a big snow storm and a little hidden ice begat a hospital adventure on icy roads, a gnarly upper body injury, a week off work and at least three times that long off cycling and running.
It’s been a number of years since I did the Victoria Marathon half or full, but I’ve often come over for other events or just for a long weekend getaway. It was nice to have a great weekend there with my better half and to do the same race, at the same time.
A reasonably brief race report, a solid training cycle, a beautiful sunny day, good pacing / fueling and all my goals for this race met. Truly a great day in every way.
It’s been a long time since I ran my last marathon, and even longer since I ran a good one. I joined an injury prevention study and trained a little bit differently. I wonder whether it will pay off.