For most of my life reading has been a chore. I blame school. Book reports, essays, and multiple choice questions all turned reading into a means to an end. My “end” was ensuring my GPA stayed high enough so my parents wouldn’t stop paying for my car insurance. I always wanted to “read for fun”, school just seemed to make it impossible.
Power data has transformed what it means to both describe and prescribe effort. Training lexicon like Functional Threshold Power (FTP) enables intensity prescription down to the watt while providing a language to describe cycling performance in great detail .
Research into the performance boosting potential of beets goes back a decade [1, 8]. From effects on cardiovascular disease  to repeated-sprint performance , our knowledge of how beet juice impacts the body has continued to grow. Most of us are familiar with the decade old claim that beet juice improves cycling performance, but how exactly does it work?
Last weekend we held our 2nd annual DDA Napa Valley Training camp. I’ve been living in Sacramento for the last decade but the Napa Valley always feels like home.
In today’s athlete profile we sit down with Data Driven Athlete Philip Luedtke to discuss erg mode, mountain bikes, and when to always skip an interval workout.