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Your Power Meter is Still the Best Wind Tunnel Available

If you have a power meter mounted on your bike, you already own a mobile and accurate wind tunnel.  I enjoy watching the latest YouTube videos from pro triathletes and cyclists like Lionel Sanders and Alex Dowsett publishing their wind tunnel tests in the endless quest for “free speed”.  Fortunately, for those of us that…

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Fit Files: Triathlon Fit For Janda Ricci-Munn

I’ve known today’s fitting client well as he’s been my main training and tech talk partner for nearly 20 years. He also happens to be the guy that took 14 years away from triathlon, then showed up and won the Patriot Half Ironman this past summer. Needless to say that turned some heads, but for…

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Indoor Racing On Trainers

  Computrainer indoor time trials are back! I joined the fun at Fastplits last week entering Boston Triathlon Team’s indoor time trial. While smart trainers like Wahoo Kickr’s and indoor cycling apps like Zwift and Rouvy have taken over indoor cycling, it seems somebody forgot to tell this crew. Nothing compares to the nostalgia of…

Relentless Pursuit of Performance – Dean’s Latest A2 Wind Tunnel Trip
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Relentless Pursuit of Performance – Dean’s Latest A2 Wind Tunnel Trip

I promised a report of my most recent trip to the A2 wind tunnel back in 2021.   While it took me a while to get to the write-up, I fortunately still have all the data and notes.  Even better, now that time has passed, I can draw better conclusions about this trip than I could…

Aero Position Progression – The Continued Exploration of the Aero Riding Position of Master’s National Champion Dean Phillips
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Aero Position Progression – The Continued Exploration of the Aero Riding Position of Master’s National Champion Dean Phillips

Background and Old Position: Up until 2017, I spent many years testing and fine tuning my aero position.  I was pursuing record; records where set-up details matter a lot.  I documented a lot of this in prior posts.  However, I stopped riding the position I had put so much time into refining a few years…

Dean Works with Gert Fouche in Masters Hour Record Attempt

Dean Works with Gert Fouche in Masters Hour Record Attempt

There’s tremendous gratification in working with a wide range of athletes from brand new recreational cyclists to champion Ironman triathletes.  This is one of my favorite parts of what I do.  However, every once in a while, I get a different opportunity and that is what happened when working with Gert Fouche – one of…

How to Use a Power Meter for Optimal Ironman Pacing
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How to Use a Power Meter for Optimal Ironman Pacing

Wouldn’t it be nice if your coach could ride your Ironman with you and guide your pace all day? Well, in effect, they can. Perfect Ironman pacing is available with the latest power meters and software. Take your coach with you on race day through power meter pacing! Once you have us install a new…