Hey All, I recently added a power meter to my bike and have been collecting data in TP as well as tracking things on the trainer with Trainer Road. Still gathering data and don’t really have enough info have any stunning insight but something that jumps out at me is that my PRs for the longer power durations are a lot better than 5 second or 1 minute power.
It is weird that my 1 minute power would be 6.09 w/kg and my 5 minute power 5.28 w/kg?
Training Peaks estimated my FTP is about 100 watts higher than my latest TR ramp test. My outdoor 5 second and 1 minute power PRs are a little better than previous PRs set on a TR but not radically different, seems in line incremental gains and being more motivated to ride hard with the group. But my 5, 20, and 60 minute power from that same ride is way higher than than previous PRs set on the trainer.
Could be a PM meter issue but both PRs were set on the same (club hammer fest) ride and I calibrated before the ride. And I used the same power meter set up for my last couple of ramp tests. PM is a single side Vector 3, not the most accurate set cup but should be reasonably consistent with itself , right?
Any insight about the right way to read the data and use that info to set zones and keep my training on point?