Ep 54: Jim Vance, Author of ‘Run with Power’, and Coach, Talks About Running with Power Meters
Jim Vance is an elite endurance sports coach, author, and sports technology and training consultant in San Diego, California. He is the personal coach of 2016 US Olympic triathlete Ben Kanute and the author of the famous book ‘Run with Power’. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, coach Jim Vance talks about using power meters for runners with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode
02:26 – Welcome Jim to Run with Fitpage!
02:37 – How did Jim start his athletic career, moving ahead to triathlon coaching and writing a book?
09:58 – What is a power meter, and why should someone start to use it?
22:36 – If a runner already has a GPS based watch and a chest heart-rate monitor, will the power meter replace these devices?
27:46 – Is the power meter better than a heart-rate monitor?
30:15 – Will the power meter also capture data post-fatigue?
37:46 – Accuracy of a power meter – how accurate is the power meter?
44:44 – How to go about selecting the suitable power meter?
Jim Vance is the Head Coach for Formula Endurance; a USA Triathlon High-Performance Team focused on developing top junior triathletes as part of the Olympic Pipeline. Jim is also the Head Varsity Swim Coach at Coronado High School and has coached elite National Champions, World Championship podium performances, countless Ironman World Championship qualifiers, and been a training consultant for US Olympians. In February of 2016, Jim released the book Triathlon 2.0, which teaches athletes how to use technological training tools like power meters and GPS, HR monitors to better coach themselves for long course triathlon racing, based on their age, gender and goals. In May of 2016, he released his second book, Run With Power, the first book to tackle using the new technology of power meters for running effectively. Jim continues to work with new companies bringing technology to the sporting world and athletes worldwide, at all different levels, from beginner to elite, in swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.