The past couple of weeks I have been working on my climbing. I've been doing some repeats and just focusing on trying to keep my power somewhat consistant on them. Last night I went out and did the same hill repeats that I did twelve days ago. The climb is a little over a mile long and a little over 600 feet elevation gain. I had approximately 2:15 recovery between each repeat for the ride back down to the bottom.
3/6/08 wattages on the repeats. 314, 305, 295, 294, 287
3/18/08 wattages on the repeats. 322, 313, 312, 312, 320
I had about a ten percent gain on the final climb. I feel pretty good about the improvement, especially considering how early it is in the season.