So how many Watts is that headwind costing me?

I’m off into the hills. I am reusing the route I did last Wednesday so I pick that from the Strava Activity list and click the ‘Use as route’ button to get today’s weather forecast.

wWatts shows you the impact of the weather conditions as a percentage of your power output. In my ride today I have two very different headwinds. The first is for 20 minutes, it is flat and fast. The headwind absorbs 20% of my energy. Later on my route, another headwind is while I’m out in the hills. Overcoming gravity reduces the impact of the weather, absorbing less of my energy at 13% wWatts.

wWatts is a Premium metric. It enables you to quantify the weather conditions as a percentage of you power output on all of your Strava Activities and Segment efforts. It’s a great time to upgrade to premium with the discount code ‘winter20’ and so that you save 25%, you then pay only £14.99/year.

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Author: bnorbury

Ben Norbury is four times Manchester & District Middle Distance and Best All Rounder Time Trial Champion from 2016-2019. During this time he developed software to eliminate uncertainty of the weather conditions out of his pre-race preparation.