Race Planning Using the SuperPower Calculator

It all comes down to this: race day.

Everything you’ve done in training was to prepare you physically and mentally to show up on race day and perform your best. With the hard part complete, there’s one more thing you can do to boost your odds of executing well on race day.

I consider this the fun part: Create a solid race plan.

If there’s anywhere running with power outclasses pace-based running, it’s on race day. With some metrics only power-based running provides, you can craft a race strategy that:

  • Is perfectly tailored to your current fitness and unique running traits.
  • Provides a target range to work within the race.
  • Can accurately estimate finish time (even factoring in a course’s elevation profile).

Gone are the days of going out too fast only to crash and burn before the finish line, asking yourself, “Am I running too hard up this hill?”, or feeling like you had more in the tank at the end.

So, let’s start planning your race strategy!

Remember, if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail.

H.K. Williams

How to Display Power and Non-Power Metrics on a Single Garmin Data Screen

Once you start actively training with a Stryd foot pod and power, it won’t take long before you realize the out-of-the-box functionality is limited when it comes to displaying power metrics in real time.

With the Stryd Zones Connect IQ (CIQ) data field, you are limited to just showing two metrics at a time and those metrics have to be power-based (i.e. pace, distance, and time metrics aren’t supported).

The challenge is most runners will want at least two power fields visible (e.g. current power and lap power) along with distance or time fields.

So, how do we get more flexibility than the Stryd Zones data field?

You install another CIQ data field called Run Power by FlowState. Not only is it one of the most flexible data fields for running with power, but it’s free and supports a wide range of Garmin watches.

The rest of this post will show you how to install and get started with the Run Power data field.