Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pedal Stroke

The other day I had a little moment of brilliance while doing some sets on the trainer. I was starting to feel the fatigue and my watts started slipping. As things got tough I thought about a smooth pedal stroke. Instead of thinking about driving my foot straight down like a powerful piston I focused on pulling through the bottom of the stroke. And low and behold my watts started to climb again.

I've done lots of pedal stroke drills before and think I have an acceptably efficient stroke. But it was cool to see it happen right in front of me. Magic!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I especially love when I remember about keeping good form up a hill. All of a sudden, it doesn't seem quite so steep and I roll up faster with a lower HR.

Oh, and I didn't make it to the Lincoln gap, but checked out the elevation map. YIKES. I'm definitely hitting that up next time I head to VT.