Power Interval Target Range

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by kaparzo, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. kaparzo

    kaparzo New Member

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    Just wondering what people target as a percentage of threshold for their 1-3min Power Intervals. I'm thinking between 120-130 percent. Thanks for the help.
     
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  2. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    When I do L6 intervals I target 125-150% of FTP and the durations range from 2 minutes at the most to 45 seconds at the short end.

    I don't try to hold my L6 efforts for more than 2 minutes as that's getting into VO2 Max range and then I'll be shooting for 3 to 6 minutes at 110-120% of FTP.

    -Dave
     
  3. dkrenik

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    +1 to what Dave said wrt L6 duration.

    Your target intensity (as a % of FTP) is going to vary some from individual to individual. What I do is perform a test of an appropriate duration (1-2 min's in this case) and target 90% of that maximal effort for training. I find out real quickly whether it's too high or too low and adjust accordingly.

    Dave
     
  4. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    Intervals in the ~1 minute range don't get a target range from me. I do them as just under maximal effort for the duration, and quit when I can't beat 150% FTP for the interval average power.

    I'm with Dave on not really doing intervals between ~2-4min. It's either shorter or longer, but not in between.
     
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