SO years ago before I stopped cycling, I trained with a coach and I didn’t understand training with power. Since everything I do is 6+ hour TTs, she’s essentially tell me to have no mumbers on the screen excet HR, cadence, and Normalized power. She say “I don’t care what your speed is. Your target is XXX watts np. Hold that number for as long as you can.” I set good race records doing that.
Now that I’m back in the sport, and I understand a lot more, I have my first IRL race coming up in a month. How do I plan for it and set a target? This one is short - 33 miles. I know I can hold an NP of basically 200 for 16 miles. How do I get from here to there?