I meant, "Can I say that my power was consistent between the two races?"
That is, if the NP for one effort was higher, but the AP for the other was higher, then can I compare them as such. Both were hilly road races.
The IF for the one that was 30 mins and 11 miles shorter was about .04 higher.
I think my biggest limiter right now is FTP and Anaerobic threshold. I know how to work on FTP, but working on Anaerobic threshold is a little more tricky I feel.
I can grind away at threshold on the longer hills, but on short steep stuff, I just get passed without issue.
In yesterday's race, I stayed with the lead group (catching up to them on the descent) and then couldn't keep up on a few short rises and they'd flown away by the time the long uphill came. I stayed with the lead group for about 18 miles of the 44 mile race, which was pretty decent for me, but once I popped, I was done.
I got passed by everyone haha. I also had really bad stomach cramps during the race, which are finally going away now. Those sucked...