I’m trying to devise a strategy for tackling short Strava segments that are within my reach. I’m currently doing low intensity training only on the bike, so at this point it’s a thought experiment to keep me stoked…
There’s a few of scenarios that I have in mind for segments 60 seconds long:
- Flat segment, unlimited run up
- Modest hill climb (5%), unlimited flat run up
- Flat segment, starting at a corner that you can take at x kph
I get that even power is ideal for maximum average power, but higher power when moving at lower speeds is better. What speed do you enter the segment at? How gradually do you build up to that?