Looking for a bit of help categorising the Fred Whitton for plan builder. Yes, it’s over 100 miles but with some very steep sections, it’s impossible to keep the power down.
I rode the route on Sunday through the night with a couple of friends and its the first time I have ridden the route with power data. We plan to ride the route again on the longest day (I know don’t ask) and I want to improve.
I am heavy at 92kgs and I know dropping this is the easiest gains on this terrain I would expect to be around 85kgs coem June. Also you should know I fitted a 40 tooth cassette to help me on the steeper sections.
Honister 5 min section at 300 watts at 3.9mph max 434 watts
Hardknott had to get off at what looks like 467 watts
So after the rambling my questions for discussion…
- Given the lumpy nature of the route should I choose something other than a century plan to allow me to cope and recover better from the power spikes?
- Or as I will never be able to get my FTP high enough to truly ever cope with 400-watt spikes should I train to be as fast as possible over the rest of the course and accept walking up 3 sections, for hopefully a faster overall time?
Any thoughts much appreciated