Stryd Run Power Meter

Stryd Pod Clipped to Altra Escalante Run Shoe

Earlier, I posted about Run Power.  The idea was so cool, I had to get one of these so that I could start designing training plans for them, not to mention it could take my own training to another level.

I got my Stryd Run Power meter in the mail and set it up to go for a run.  Setup was pretty easy.  It was already fully charged when I checked.  I had to install an IQ app (Stryd Power) on a Garmin 935.  Then I setup a run screen to show watts and average pace.  I’ll probably adjust the screen and add elapsed time or something.

TrainingPeaks Run Stats
Run Stats from TrainingPeaks workout

Then I just clipped the Stryd pod onto my laces and went for a 2.4 mile run on a jogging path.  I didn’t have any goals for this run, I just wanted to check out the power meter.

Run power meters show higher watts than cycling power meters.  In case you were thinking this wasn’t an easy run because the average power is 225, that is supposed to be low for a run.  I believe I need to average 280 in order to have a moderate to hard run.

Garmin 935 Run Watch Showing Watts and Average Pace
Garmin 935 Run Watch Showing Watts and Average Pace at the start of the run.

I’m really excited that this will allow me to train better.  I already have power based workouts (speed and speed & strength) for running and I’m ready for the power training to begin, since I’ll be training for a half marathon and a half IRONMAN coming up in the new few months.

Hit me up if you have any Stryd tips or if you have questions.  I’ll be following up with updates on how the training is going and how it’s helping me progress and get more fit!

Garmin Connect Chart with Power, Pace and Heart Rate
Garmin Connect Chart with Power, Pace and Heart Rate

3 thoughts on “Stryd Run Power Meter”

    1. It has accelerometers that measure the forces and then I believe it gets power from force times velocity. It’s pretty exciting!

      On this site:

      Stryd tracks your foot through three dimensional space and records the accelerations, impacts, and forces that are being applied. From that information, we calculate power, as well as provide other commonly used run metrics like distance, pace, cadence, ground contact time, vertical oscillation, etc. All of our calculations have been validated with high resolution motion capture systems, dual force plate treadmill, and metabolic testing.

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