Poll: What's your Functional Threshold power?

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  1. yzfrr11

    yzfrr11 New Member

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    Indicate your resent FTP, age, best resent result, and total years cycling.

    I'll start:
    FTP:310
    age: 39
    result: 2nd Cat4 state championship RR
    years cycling: 3
     
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  2. whoawhoa

    whoawhoa New Member

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    How about mass too?

    I have some estimates for mine, but I'll wait until next week when I can test.
     
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    Oh yeah, mass is important: 75Kg
     
  4. Spunout

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    FTP: 280 end of last season, 262 inside on the trainer(going up next test).
    68.5 Kg now, 66 summer

    Age: 37
    Cat 2 packfill, racing 4 years(again)
     
  5. AndROOb

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    FTP: 232w;
    Age: 44;
    Mass: 71kg;
    Years cycling: 3;
    Best result: 23:30 for a 10 mile TT last summer.

    I have been questioning my FTP which, correct me if I am wrong, is my 1 hour power too? Well I did a 2x20 session out on a TT course I use frequently, and although I completed the 2x20's @ (232wAP/234wNP), theres no way I could have maintained this power for 1 hour.
    Can someone put me right on this please?
     
  6. yzfrr11

    yzfrr11 New Member

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    In a race situation, I bet you could have.
     
  7. beerco

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    Current:

    35
    FTP=220w if I'm lucky
    78kg
    Best Result - not off the back on yesterday's ride
    5 years.

    Best Ever - (2004)
    34
    FTP ~ 260w or so
    75kg
    Cat 4 State RR Champ + 3 other wins that year
    4 years
     
  8. Thorman

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    FTP: 340w now, a little higher (hopefully) when the racing starts in March
    Age: 35
    Mass: 78kg now, 75kg in season
    Years cycling: 4 years racing, currently cat 3

    No recent results to speak of except a 40k TT win last year on a windy 90+ degree day.

    I won a couple of races as a cat 4, but since then it's been an uphill battle in the 123 fields.
     
  9. beerco

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    Where do you live & can you sprint? With an FTP of 340 you shouldn't have much trouble winning just about everthing out here in Michigan! Do you guys have any 3's only races?
     
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    If you went out when reasonably fresh and attempted to really "nail it" during some 2 x 20 min efforts, then you could very well have done them at a power greater than your functional threshold power.
     
  11. Thorman

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    I live in Canton, Ohio and I'd say I'm not much of a sprinter (~1100w 15 sec peak power last season).

    We do have a number of 3/4 races here in the spring that I hope to do better at this year.

    Sounds like I need to consider some races in Michigan.
     
  12. peterpen

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    FTP: 275w
    Mass: 65k
    Age: 35
    Cat 4 in Northern California, 1 yr racing, best recent result - 4th at Infineon Circuit Race....out of a field of 9! :eek:
    There are lots of people w/similiar capabilities in NorCal - unfortunately, a lot of them also know how to actually race. Think I'm doing fine at the training part, but that's at best 50% of the equation for me.
     
  13. BlueJersey

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    I use my today's numbers, AFTER racking up 800+ TSS as of today. :D

    Did a 2x20 L4 threshold power intervals.

    230w ap/240 np
    Average HR is 173
    Weight is 60kg.
    Age: 32
    Cat4.
    Racing 3 years.

    These numbers are only 5w less than my last May LT power which I had my average HR at 181.






     
  14. robkit

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    280w
    75kg, summer weight 70kg
    age 29
    cycling 3yrs since a long layoff

    best recent result: none, always getting my head kicked in at road races (!), but hopefully that will change when i get the power up for this summer. (case in point...typical all-cat crit i have ridden requires drilling the hills at over 500 watts, minute long efforts in the 400w+ bracket, and at other times a steady pull of about 300-320w. consquently i've struggled to last better than 30-40 mins). oh, and it's a tad embarassing going off the back with an SRM Pro equipped bike!
     
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    FTP: 310w (rough estimate, based on past performance with powertap)
    age: 20
    Weight: 79kg
    4/wkg
    Just started base this week. PB FTP was 355w last May.
    Cat 2, road sprinter
     
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    I'm not sure what it's like out there, but in New England, as a cat 3, you need a FTP of around 5w/kg to win the hilly road races. At 79kg, I (among many others) got dropped by the 3 field on a 5 minute climb, where my power was averaging around 450w.

    My point is that a 75kg cat 3 rider with a FTP of 340w, would not be cleaning up.
     
  17. pledac

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    Recent:
    FTP:235W (home trainer)
    Mass:72kg
    Age:37

    Best (last summer):
    FTP:265W? (<-estimated)
    Mass:70kg
    Age:36
     
  18. CUBE

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    FTP:290W (indoor imagic)
    Mass:73kg
    Age:23
    results: none, never raced
     
  19. bigbevans

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    You should consider the hour record I think Chris Boardman averaged 442 watts for his athletes record.

    I think you are comparing apples and oranges unless you are saying your FT is 450 watts.
     
  20. zaskar

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    Im from MI, i now live in AZ where i can train all year and have lots of hills and mountains. im planning on going to Mi this year for a race or 2. you know of any RR there with lots of climbs?
     
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