550 W

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by vspa, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. bgoetz

    bgoetz Member

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    Even though it was during a race and not intentional, I doubt I would do any better this time of year, as I have not done any VO2/AWC in months.
     


  2. fluro2au

    fluro2au New Member

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    Myself included...I currently tapering for a 40km TT in 7 days time...Most of my focus has been in and around FTP for past 3-4months.

    Looking forward to cranking up the crit training soon.

    Paul
     
  3. bgoetz

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    Maybe I will give it a go after a few VO2 workouts.
     
  4. Freddy Merxury

    Freddy Merxury New Member

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    MMP shows

    550 for 1:54
     
  5. TShame

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    2:00 @ 550
    4:00 @ 502
     
  6. fluro2au

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    Damn

    The bar as been raised....

    Paul
     
  7. ira41

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    pretty sure 500w is my 5 second power ;)
     
  8. joroshiba

    joroshiba New Member

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    I am so screwed for this competition. 54kg, that puts 550 watts at 10w/kg. Yeah I think I *might* manage 30-40 seconds. And that would impress me a lot.
     
  9. maydog

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    I was curious to see what 550 feels like so I had a go. It was on an gym exercise bike, the fit sucks but I think the power numbers are fairly accurate. I had two go's at it after my swim, I hit [email protected] both times. Its pretty intense and not all that impressive for me since thats only 5.5Watts/kg which is "untrained" according to some charts. Maybe with some practice I can do better.

    Impressive work by the rest of you.
     
  10. bgoetz

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    IMO, for road racing it all comes down to repedibility. If you can do 500 watts for 90 seconds over and over it is much better than 550 watts for 2 minutes. Now if you are doing track then it is one load all at once.
     
  11. JibberJim

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    Absolutely!

    I've done 2:05 for 550 and over 500 for 3 minutes but it's flattered by the aerobic portion 450 for 5 minutes and it's very unrepeatable - indeed it's only really doable in training / single effort, rather than repeatable in a race.

    So despite a headline number of a 1 minute of 9.5w/kg I actually get slaughtered in any race with a ~1 minute decisive selection because it's completely unrepeatable. If I could find races with repeated 5minute selections I'd be in a much better position.
     
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