Once you’ve entered your FTP, you’ve optimized your Strava account to use our power analysis feature and you’ll be able to analyze your power efforts in detail after the ride..
One of my favorite post ride power metrics is intensity, which is Strava's way of showing how difficult a ride was. Strava looks at your Weighted Average Power for the ride and compares it to your FTP. For example my FTP is 144, so if my weighted average power on a ride is 144, my intensity will be 100.
Watching my intensity ride to ride helps me stay aware of whether I’m over training, or in some cases, not working hard enough.
The power zone graph shows you how much time you spent in each zone, and is a tool that helps you determine if your training effort is optimal throughout the various phases of the ride.
For example if you’re doing a Peloton power zone endurance ride, which focuses on zones 3 and 4, you’ll be expecting to see a very different breakdown than if you just did a Peloton power zone max ride, which is the only power zone training ride that has you working in zone 7.
Q: Do I need to have a heart rate monitor to take advantage of Strava’s power analysis features?
Q: I don’t have a Peloton bike but I do use the Peloton App. Can I still sync my Peloton activities to Strava?
A: Maybe. It’s not currently possible to set up the Peloton>Strava sync from the Peloton App. If you have one time access to the Peloton Bike or Tread (for example at a gym or hotel), you can set up the sync and all future Peloton App activities will sync to Strava.
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