It just so happened it occured at a coaching facility on Computrainers/racers and they were able to give us that print out at the end of the race.
It was a race.
I posted a little more about it, with pictures, here
Edit....it was a $25 entry.
i just broke off the head of my speed sensor in my spokes. blurgh.
also, when I tried to download the data from my 4+ hr ride, it froze multiple times before I cleared the memory. Guess I'll never know what my average wattage was over that 3.5 minutes where I was KILLING it.
there are 2 sensors, as you know. the one I broke was on the wheel for speed, not the reed switch by the bottom bracket. The plastic sensor that clipped to the plastic holder popped off. This happened on a 40+ mph descent where I was racing another dude (there's a town line at the bottom, and it's all about positioning and tactics). I think I hit a pothole pretty hard and somehow the sensor popped off the plastic clip on my fork. That's all she wrote for that guy.
ps -- i lost the sprint
I was doing my SST wattage today around 235 and it felt really good. So I think that my FTP estimate of 260 is fairly spot on. That puts me right at 4.0 w/kg.
Bumping this thread as people start having more questions this time of year.
How are most of you guys doing the stress tests to figure out your 5sec, 1min, 5min, FTP etc.? Outdoors or trainer?
5 min + rollers. I'll be doing outdoors for anything less.
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Outdoors. On a hill for the 1m. Flat ground for the 5s. Possibly a hill with the 5m.
For the 5 sec sprint, I ride down a hill and try to hit around 30 mph before the hill ends and the next little rise starts. I gun it the second the next rise starts.
I figure it stimulates sprinting speeds better since you're probably going to start a sprint at around 30mph in most (crit) situations.
Well, I'm testing, not training.
My legs respond better to the acceleration I get starting from ~20mph on flat ground. As the legs lose power in the sprint, the cadence is going up, making it easier to get that last bit out.
So, since I have one of my first nice hard/long rides of the season in now, I'm wondering what the NP hypothesis here would mean.
Entire workout (163 watts):
Duration: 2:54:11 (3:07:43)
Work: 1706 kJ
TSS: 200 (intensity factor 0.83)
Norm Power: 207
Distance: 44.655 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 1230 163 watts
Heart Rate: 0 251 1 bpm
Cadence: 29 166 77 rpm
Speed: 0 36.3 15.4 mph
Does the NP mean that if I decided to go for 3 hours straight, I could hypothetically hold 200 watts for that entire duration with the same 'cost'?
Also, can someone explain CTL/ATL/TSB?
I'm really confused and mine are all over the place right now.
Edit: are you sure those numbers are correct? TSB=CTL-ATL and yours don't add up.
Also today's TSB is calculated from yesterday's CTL and ATL.