I’ve been preparing for some gravel grinders this Spring/Summer, but found there will be some short Time Trials in my area, specifically, monthly Thursday night 12km time trials April-August, and that sounds pretty fun! While this is near me, it is far enough away that I am not familiar at all with the course/city, so I don’t know how hilly it may be.
If I get a power meter, which I’ve been considering independent of this, should I just aim for my FTP? The time trial will take less than an hour, so aiming for a steady FTP-ish number seems right?
And, if I don’t have a power meter, I suppose, just go hard but something I think I can sustain for 7.5miles I suppose.