I’m 178.5cm, Time Trialler phenotype. Looks like FTP is 83% of Vo2. Ignore the yearly PMax and mFTP. I have no idea where that FTP comes from and that 1432W PMax is a number I’ve only come close to a couple times so I think it was an aberration.
Basically all my metrics are low except my 5 and 20min efforts. Just started using wko5 at the end of March (although I’ve used TrainingPeaks for a couple years so I guess it imports all that data, but I haven’t raced or done almost any group rides that entire time). I know I could pump up my FRC pretty quickly, and fill out my curve significantly with targeted efforts… TTE is low, as are my shorter efforts… really I just haven’t really filled out my curve. For example, my 1min PR was set on the way to doing a 1:39 segment KOM, so I think I could do probably 620 or so (anaerobic (and NM) has become my weakness as I’ve gotten older). My 60min suffers mainly because I haven’t done a single race or group ride this year due to Covid. My 10min (371) was set en route to my 20min best effort. 400W for 8min is just an average that includes my 5min best effort. Everything between 1:40 and 8min was part of that 5min effort, and it shows: I’m only at about 6.1w/kg starting at 2:20 or so, but then I basically keep it there all the way through almost 6min. So obviously I could do way more for pure 2 and 3min efforts. Blah blah excuses, but really the bottom line is that when I try to set new bests, I’ve focused mainly on 5 and 20min efforts and not much else, nor have I done much in the way of volume, sprints, or long max efforts.
I assume I would benefit by feeding the model better data by really targeting a variety of durations to max out my curve? It sounds to me from some good posts here that I really need to work on increasing my TTE to make my FTP more of a meaningful stat. Would extensive aerobic/lots of SST intervals be a good way to do that? What exactly determines your TTE?
Thanks y’all, sorry for the lengthy posts!
@RobertK as well