I wrote up a blog post about this but thought I’d make a thread, hopefully fellow CX racers will find it interesting. I was curious to see what kinds of trends I could see in my race data from last year. I won’t bore everyone with details, but in essence, I found I was consistently doing NP of 220w (0.8 IF), I didn’t have anything I’d consider serious 3min, 90sec or 1min efforts, I used the TR workout analysis to find 30sec intervals over 300w, and it seemed like all my 30sec efforts were in the neighborhood of 110%. Weirdly consistent.
So I’m hoping at the very least that my fitness gains over the winter can result in NP of ~250w for races and 30sec efforts of 341w, which are my current equivalents, although I’d prefer to get those 30sec efforts to 125% or higher and I’d really like to get my IF closer to 0.9, just so I don’t feel like I left too much out there.
Anyhow, hopefully this is interesting to some, it’s not anything I’m trying to make into any sort of action plan at the moment, just curious to see where I was.