I’m doing a Century Time Trial in the summer, so I’ve plugged it into the Plan Builder and I’ll follow that with regards to training. It’s flat c 1500ft/500m over the entire century and it is a circuit that we ride 4-5 times.
The question I’m wondering is other than riding a few century time trials does anyone have any suggestions how to calculate my power for the duration - which will, I’m hoping, be in the region of 5hrs. It’ll be my first TT over 10 miles. But I regularly ride century & 200km rides, on a road bike but with a different mind set and agenda so not really an ideal comparison. Also this is the first season I’ve had a power meter too.
EDIT: I’ve got a target time in mind, but I’m really wondering how I can calculate a target power that I can hold for 100miles be that 75% of FTP or 92% of FTP anyone with any experience of that rather than targeting a time, setting power & finding that is either way over or way under what I could have achieved. EG Brad Wiggins had a bash at the hour when he knew he could hold 440w for 60 min and hold it in aero position that gave him sufficient W/CdA to be on the money for a result.
My aero position will as good as I can hold, my FTP will be what it will be on the day so if FTP is the power you can hold for 1 hr what is the percentage of that you can hold for 5 or 6 hours?