Poll: What's your Functional Threshold power?



RapDaddyo

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postal_bag said:
Hey RD, looks like our power as well as our cadence is similar:

FTP: 325w (recently averaged 310w for 100 min.)
Age: 38
Wt: 76 kg
Yrs racing: 1 (only 2 races)
Results: 28th, 26th out of ~50 :eek:
Cool, and I plan to be at your weight by the time things get serious later this spring.:D
 

the holster

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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
 

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.
 

joemw

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the holster said:
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
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?
 

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.
 

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.
 

dshep27283

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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
 

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
 

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
 

whoawhoa

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fergie said:
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?)
Hah! I'm older than him though. :(

Thanks for sharing that info Fergie.
 

fergie

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

Thanks for sharing that info Fergie.

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
 

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
 

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.
 

bigbevans

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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.
 

velomanct

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bigbevans said:
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.

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
 

bigbevans

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velomanct said:
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

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/
 

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
 

PSUcycling

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Stanette said:
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

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

Stanette

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PSUcycling said:
with that FTP you will probably win every TT that you ever enter....

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