Getting Started with a Running Power Meter

Updated: Jun 9

Step 1. Get a Running Power Meter


My recommendation in order of preference.

(I have no affiliation with any company)


  1. Stryd Foot Pod

  2. Garmin HRMrun, HRMtri, HRMpro

  3. Coros Watch

  4. Polar Watch

  5. Garmin run pod

  6. Apple Watch (Need at least WatchOS 9)

  7. Runscribe


*Important for stryd users* Set your watch to use the Stryd as your pace and distance device. Garmin, Coros, Suunto, Apple watch & Polar does it automatically.


Step Two. Run with Your Power Meter.


Have power displayed on your main watch screen along with pace and heart rate to get an idea of how your power outputs relate to your pace and heart rate.


Try doing some runs where you only run to power, and ignore pace and heart rate.


Try my running power 3km-5km PB training plan for $19, available on trainingpeaks.


Step Three. Start Logging Your Data


The more data you have, the easier it is to analyse trends and build an appropriate training plan specific to your needs.


I recommend logging your data with dedicated software.