I’m doing the local TT tonight. It’ll be my first time racing with power and my first time racing since doing some triathlon 4 or 5 years ago, so I’ve got nothing to guage my effort off. I’ve heard on the podcast a bunch of recommendations for longer things (Ironman etc) being 65-75% of FTP but what about shorter things?
I reckon I’m going to be out there for something around the 40 minutes, so what %age of FTP should I aim for. As I read it FTP is your hour power and as I’m doing 2/3rds of an hour I should be able to give it some more, what’s the concensus on this, are we talking 5%, 10%?