The Power Meter Project 2007 has now entered the 6th week of the project, which means that the riders will perform four critical power tests to see if they have made progress with their training programs.
The riders will do the critical power tests precisely in the same order and conditions as in the first week of the project. This procedure is done to minimize errors. For the same reason, I led the riders to test the testing procedure two weeks before the project started. This was done to make sure they knew what they were supposed to do and how they should pace themselves appropriately. As I have said previously, this is not a scientific study, but I think it is an excellent way to see who can benefit from wattage-based cycling training.
I’m excited to get the reports from the riders at the end of the week. I have already had some emails from the riders indicating some improvements to look out for. However, I know that they have done a great job, so I predict gains for all of them.
After this week, the riders will receive a new program to prepare them for the race season. The riders will perform the final tests in this project in week 12.