Power Meter Project 2007 – Thomas Davis

The last rider in this project is Thomas Davis who trains 12 to 20 hours per week when he is very motivated. Thomas will start on the training program a little later than the rest of this project because he is on vacation.

Name: Thomas Davis
Power meter: Power Tap Pro

How would you describe yourself as a cyclist?
I’m a 3 year veteran who’s raced at Category 5 during those 3 years.  I do not want to get promoted until I know I can stay in the top 10 in most races I do so that’s why I stayed there for that long.

I know I have incredible acceleration which is how I usually make my name on the track where I’ve had the most success because when I make my jumps, I can put in gaps very quickly.  I’m also a decent climber by default because of my weight.

However, I’ve always had trouble with consistency in steady state type training for TTs and climbs which are why I bought the Powertap as a way to gauge my efforts and improve my training specificity for those types of efforts.

I’m also a rather hyperaggressive attacker and I would prefer to try to get my wins on wild but smart attacks and breakaways rather than waiting for the sprints which I know I do have some natural capacity for.

What are your previous experiences with power meter training?
Frankly, the only time I’ve ever had a chance to use a power meter of any sort was when my club’s informal coach offered everyone a chance to test out their abilities on a Computrainer.

What is your main goal with the Power Meter Project 2007?
To acquire a better understanding of how to use and train with a power meter effectively.  I want to get the maximum out of the power meter.  I also aim to use it as an opportunity to try to improve my skills on the bike enough to move up to Cat. 4 and be competitive at Cat. 4.

Ultimately, I want to maximize my potential as a climber and sprinter with the project.

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