Poll: What's your Functional Threshold power?

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by yzfrr11, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    Cool, and I plan to be at your weight by the time things get serious later this spring.:D
     


  2. the holster

    the holster New Member

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    ft 370
    ft hr- 180
    max power- 1450
    vo2- 80
    kg- 67
    years racing- 4
    won 5 p,1,2 races in 05
    21 year old
     
  3. LowCel

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    Not sure if it is my threshold, I imagine my threshold is a little higher. Today I did 52.5 minutes (was supposed to be 50) in zone 3. Here is what I came up with.

    30 minute average - 295
    My weight is 75.5 kilos.
    30 years old

    I am planning on doing my first road race (cat 5) in February. I'm hoping to not be embarassed.
     
  4. joemw

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    damn, 5.5w/kg for an hour and you can finish 'em off with a burst at 22w/kg. sounds pretty solid. which 5 races did you win?
     
  5. rouleur

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    FTP: doing 2x20's at approximately 300 currently. could go harder. i want to get it back up to 310 or 315 by april. i'm an all rounder, repitition of effort and recovery seem to be strong points.
    MASS: 72kg.
    AGE: 26
    Years Racing: going onto 4th, which will be 2nd year as 2.
    best result, win as 3. haven't done anything but early season podium and a few top 10's as a 2.

    also, i'm really surprised by cat 4's with FTP's close to mid-300's.
     
  6. Peka

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    Don't know how to work out my FT, would have to go and re-read AC's training stuff....

    Last 2 x 20min I did on the trainer at work:

    Power: 230-240w
    Age: 33
    Time Training: 6mths (cycling training, was reasonably fit when I started riding again)

    That was after 5weeks no exercise and heavy smoking :rolleyes:

    Would like to get it up to 300w by late April for a local 24hr XC MTB race. Dunno if that's a realistic goal, but I'll try.
     
  7. dshep27283

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    age 49

    years cyling ~35
    years of structured training 5
    years racing 5
    mass = 80kg
    height = 194 cm
    PB FTP is 345 watts (estimated based on 93% of 30 min TT)
    best result, 2 nd place in a hill climb TT
    4th place in the 35+ Whitcomb hill rr
     
  8. gvanwagner

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    FT= 325 watts
    Weight= 64 kilos
    12 MP= 360 watts
    No sprint
    Cat 3- shooting at 2



    Greg Van Wagner
     
  9. fergie

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    Here are some revised FTPs for my riders using the Dmax method of analysing the lactate curve from a ramped test with 3min intervals and 30watts increases...

    To compare within the age group...\

    FTP: 290watts (Happy whoawhoa?)
    Age: 15
    Mass: 64kg
    Best races: No 1 ranked U17 in Region
    Years in Sport: 2

    FTP: 240watts
    Age: 15 (rider aboves twin brother)
    Mass: 63.5kg
    Best races: No 2 ranked U17 in Region
    Years in Sport: 2

    FTP: 245watts
    Age: 16
    Mass: 56kg (156cm tall)
    Best races: Top 3 rank in NZ U17 pursuit and top 10 in Road
    Years in Sport: 6
    Note rider: rider tested after a bad NZ winter full of flu's and was overtrained with far too much interval training before I took over his coaching.

    FTP: 190watts
    Age: 14 Female
    Mass: 58kg
    Best races: 2nd Nats U15 TT, 3rd Nats U15 RR, 2nd Nats U17 IP.
    Years in Sport 2

    FTP: 200watts
    Age: 14
    Mass: 56kg
    Best Races: 10th Nats U15 TT
    Years in Sport: 1

    FTP: 220watts
    Age 34 (me)
    Mass: 86kg (dropped 10kg in 2 months)
    Years in Sport: 21 (back to cycling in May 2005 after 5 year break)
    Best races: Former Regional Champ and Rep, World Ranked in Sport Aerobics and now can dominate cat 5 and is competitive in cat 4 races.

    FTP: 225watts
    Age: 45
    Mass: 75kg (Father of twins above)
    Years in Sport: 2
    Best races: Top Cat 5 rider in Canterbury in recent series

    FYI

    Hamish Ferguson
    Cycling Coach
     
  10. whoawhoa

    whoawhoa New Member

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    Hah! I'm older than him though. :(

    Thanks for sharing that info Fergie.
     
  11. fergie

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    And he is two months stronger from November when he did the test after doing a big endurance block before he started back at school.

    Hamish Ferguson
    Cycling Coach
     
  12. musher

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    Master B -age 51 -65 kg - HR 184 - LT HR 162 - 650 Annual Hours -Build 1 - Cycling and racing 3 years , favorite w/o Tempo /LT- - Test:2/7/LT 3x 20'=R5' Watts 312 - 322 - 320 -FTP 318 -- Test:2/8/CP6:413 - CP12:364- CP30:348 - CP60:316 - CP90:294 - (4.89 Kg/W):p
     
  13. rouleur

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    So I posted earlier on this thread, saying it was 300w, I was wrong. Turns out I am 320, measured LT at a lab test... But, today, I rode a 30 minute, 13 mile, 3 man break (winning move) in a 1/2/3 race and ended up with normalized power of 336w, and I sat in for a lap... that works out to be ~4.6w/kg. 26yrs cat 2.
     
  14. steve

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    Current FTP 250 watts
    Weight 75kg
    Age 39

    Best results 56th UK National 10 mile time trial championship.

    2005 SB 10 mile 20:47 25 mile 55:18.
     
  16. velomanct

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    What was your power during those TTs? I would imagine it must of been much higher than 250, more like 350+

    but then again, don't all you Brits do your TTs with 18wheelers constantly passing you? :D
     
  17. bigbevans

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    I have no idea I have only had a powertap since Christmas :D

    I normally arrange 20 Eddie Stobbart's to come by when I'm TTing. ;) http://www.eddiestobart.co.uk/
     
  18. Stanette

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    Ok I'll jump in...


    Max power achieved for 20 min = about 330 watts
    So FTP as 95% (correct me if I'm wrong) of 330 = 313 watts
    18 y.o.
    female
    have been training but not racing... yet
     
  19. PSUcycling

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    with that FTP you will probably win every TT that you ever enter....
     
  20. Stanette

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    Well, maybe I should add my weight: 165 lbs. (Yes, yes, I know... it's going down:rolleyes: )
     
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