A single, consistent metric to compare performance across different runs allowing you to understand the true effort behind the session.
What is Run Power?
Run Power is a measure of your running effort and efficiency, which unlike Pace is not influenced by any other factor such as hills, headwind or rough terrain .
Why does Run Power matter?
Run Power provides a single, consistent metric to compare performance across different runs. For example, running up a hill or into a headwind requires more energy (to produce a given speed) in comparison to a flat, still run. Run Power describes this effort in a way other metrics can’t.
How does INCUS measure Run Power ?
Run Power is measured in Watts (W), one Watt is equal to one Joule of work per second and power is the rate of energy expended. Run Power is measured in Watts (W), which is the rate of energy used per second. When running, this is the mechanical energy used to push you forward. The higher the Power, the more energy used per second. The typical range for Run Power in endurance distance runners is 250W-350W.
Monitoring Run Power
Observing how your Run Power changes alongside other measures such as elevation or cadence can help to identify where you are strong and where to improve. Using Average Power in the session summary allows you to quickly compare effort across different sessions. This is a really useful way of checking that your weekly training is balanced and you are providing the right dose of training stress to your body to improve without becoming over-trained.