Last year I did my first Gran Fondo with powermeter https://www.trainerroad.com/career/streetsoap/rides/34717618-giro-d-espoo. I participated in the 28km/h group and it took around four hours. I just barely managed to stay with the group on the final punchy hills as the group mostly scattered.
I’m planning to participate this year too and hopefully try to stay with the 30km/h group. I was planning to do the lv Century plan before the event. Century plans are quite focused to sweet spot and I thought that would be fitting for the demands of the event. However, I now checked the my power profile and it’s mostly anaerobic 58 min and coasting. There is 7 minutes ss and 12 minutes of treshold. My FTP was probably set too low and should have been around 190 instead of 175. so that changes the tiz amounts a bit, but bot hugely.
Is it normal for the power to be so spiky? I guess, this is at least partly because of my low FTP which means that I have to go over FTP when the road points upward, but am I doing it wrong?
Even if I would manage to be a bit smoother I think it won’t be a sweetspot based effort. Should I maybe replace some workouts in the Century plan with workouts from Rolling Road Race?
I don’t think my body will be able to do the whole RRR plan and I still need to do some longer workouts so I can go for close to four hours.