Speed Coach Gold
I have used a standard Speed Coach for many years now,
and have found this unit to be very beneficial in my training, offering
me the opportnuity to see what speed I am doing, how far I have gone and
for timing efforts.
I have recently started using the Speed Coach Gold, which has many new
features (please see www.nkhome.com
for a full list of features) and has the option of downloading to a computer
via itís new interface.
Whilst away on training camp, we had aids such as heart Rate Monitors,
Digital Video cameras, and the Speed Coach Gold. The data from the Speed
Coach was the most beneficial, helping us to identify weaknesses in our
training / race distances and work to correct this.
When correlating all of the data together, speed coach data (to see changes
in pace during an effort), Video data (to physically see what happened
to us as paddlers at that point), and Heart Rate information (to see how
the workload changed, if any, at those points), we were able to produce
some very meaningful graphs and understand our situation much better.
Although the interface for the Speed Coach Gold
is very basic, it allows exporting of the data into a CSV file, which
can then be manipulated in Excel and it is then very quick and simple
to produce graphs to show the data.
The only flaws that I have found with this, is that the glass panel has
a sharp edge, which once or twice I have cut my finger on whilst paddlign
at high speed. I might find some sticky tape to cover that edge up!