Track cyclist start efforts on TR

HI folks new to TR and have recently also purchased a stages bike which I have found very good and preferable to wearing out chains, changing positions/crank length and ease of use. I am a very average masters track cyclist 57 years old but looking to get competitive again.

Used to own a wattbike, and could do max start efforts north of 1k watts am curious as how to achieve this (irrespective of FTP from time to time) for strength purposes. If related to FTP would be roughly 500 to 600 percent of my current levels, additionally workouts for flying 200s and standing start 500m TT’s which have the same max wattages. Advice and thoughts much appreciated.

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I am not sure if you do not know about training plan or training sprint. If the latter, here is great webinar about that with many actionable insights:

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Thanks for the reply.

To simplify/clarify Im asking how I can obtain appropriate resistance/force levels through TR i.e. at the moment I the 30 second efforts only go up to 200 percent of FTP.

So my question is whether or not there is a specific workout Im not seeing or alternately can I construct my own for specific on bike strength training, rather than going to the track and doing start efforts. Not the training process itself.

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Ahs so… do sprints in resistance/standard mode not in erg mode. This way you control the amount of power with resistance level and gearing. With resistance you will have to find percentage that works for you. With standard level 0, 1, 2 work the best.

Ah thank you thats likely the solution, as an old guy that has been riding since toe clips and straps were around on the road as well as the track, Im constantly technically challenged. Ill give it a try and report back.

I’ve done them at similar power and %FTP in TrainerRoad with a Kickr 2017 direct drive (wheel off). The Kickr supports Standard/Level mode when connected to TR via Bluetooth. Not sure if a similar mode is supported with Stages Bike.

Regarding level setting - I’ve played around with different levels. Level 2 generally works best for me when doing say 175W in zone2 and hitting a 5-sec seated sprint at 900-1100W for ~5-sec. I’ve got a short punch, power drops off quickly after 15 sec. Pretty much the same as I can do outside. #OldGuysRule

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Excellent, the replies are very helpful, bbarrera what workouts are you doing when doing those efforts? There are so many in the library. I see there are some that have a 20sec effort and drop off these would seem to be excellent, sample/suggested workouts to try most welcome.

I’m doing classic sprint training, try searching the Internet “cycling sprint training standing start” and you’ll find articles like this:

or this:

or this:

or this:

Are you weaving this in to a TR plan? If so, do you do it during base, build or speciality?

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As someone who loves watching track cycling and hopes to try it sometime, please feel free to continue talking about track training. I’ve tried looking into it online and have found very little content on the matter.

I’ve gone down the rabbit hole looking for track training strategies and this whole subtype seems to be wildly underrepresented online.

I’m not sure I’ll be taking this on for myself, but I wonder if a person couldn’t apart training programs from other sports for this. I’m specifically thinking of running. Those training programs and strategies are out there for the various running track distances, and would seem to map to cycling.