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  1. Blackie

    Threshold in 20min test v NP

    Wondering if any of you can help. In a couple of 20min TT tests I've done to establish my threshold to use the Hunter Allen programs, I get about 300W. Yet for 20min NP today in a race I had 335W (though the avg was 284W), and a couple of weeks ago was 315W (avg 279W). So what value should I...
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    Power loss from time off/sickness

    Has anyone personal experience of how much their watts fell after time off, or know of any papers relating to this? I'm curious as I've returned from a 2 week lay off with a chesty cold (and the week prior to that was an easy recovery week) and see my power down by around 20% on 5min and...
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    How to improve 1 minute power?

    Hi, I'm a UK 3rd cat and have recently started training with a PT. After base training, I've done my power profile using AC's numbers, and no surprise, I find I'm a 3rd cat rider! ie FT around 270W etc, and VO2max and 5sec power in the range. The one anomaly was my one minute power which was...
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    Why doesn't power on a rolling course relate to analyticcyling formula?

    This question is quite important to me, as where I live, there is not a single long flat stretch of road. So my LT work is done on rolling/"lumpy" courses. This evening I did 10miles, and my polar s725 watch (I know, there's about +/-5% accuracy in them), showed an average of 303W. The time...
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    Any club training rides on Saturday morns in north London?

    Thanks for any info on this - I live in Islington, happy to meet wherever.
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    Would you buy a Ciclosport Hac4 or a Polar S720?

    Have decided the time is nigh to upgrade my Polar M52. Its done its job but sadly cannot do multiple training zones and would be nice to have a watch with cycling features as well, which can easily download to a computer. (At present I use my cateye Astrale, and input the info). Has anyone any...