It was this effort where I decided I should get a TT bike come winter and work on translating power into TTing instead of trying to push my big ass up hills with all the tiny guys.
What does it matter? 50min @ 400w is 50min @ 400w.
It's like saying I can squat 300 pounds 120 times.
There would be a big difference if that was 120 times straight versus 120 times broken down to 10 sets of 12 with 2 minutes res in between. The end result is the same, 36,000 pounds moved but the method to get there is very different. When you look at the yg's ride profile it was three seperate climbs with long downhills between them, allowing your legs to recover as opposed to one sustained 400 watt climb for 50 minutes, same vertical climbed but I can assure you the fitness to accomplish each is very different.
Regardless yg's ride was very well done...
Regardless, I'm not even close to that yet in a TT position. I was only inferring the ability to aerobically get that much power out of the system. Translating it to a tucked position might not ever happen, but working on that TT position is part of my winter plan this year.
I climbed great in the 4s. good in the 3s, and would be average in the 2s. The hope is that changing from KG to cda is more forgiving for my frame and I can be "good" against 2s.
I have no illusions it'll be easy or it's a given, but ask for goals and doing well in some TTs _should_ be achievable.
i did look at that strava segment and am familiar with a number of the riders on page 1 and have raced against them on the same day/same courses, so that gives me a pretty good indicator. i won't write anything on the translation from hill climb results to TTs in this thread, as you'll probably just say that you know it already. this is a rich topic, though.
not sure about any efforts other than responding to what rkwaki wrote earlier in the thread. i also don't get too mixed up in strava stuff, but to bring this back on topic for the thread it sounds like you have set a goal that will stretch you in a discipline that might suit your strengths.
that is something i can respect. i wish you success in executing on a plan!
1) Get to 500 watts for 2 minutes, 400 watts for 5 minutes, 350 watts ftp.
2) Win a non tt race.
3) Win state tt cat 5 unless I have upgraded to 4 in which podium cat 4 would be good.
-cat 2 upgrade (i have one point)
-win a 35 +123 race in the NCNCA (pretty much everyone else would have to crash)
-somehow hit 1300 W on my power meter (max was 1050 once)
Stretch Goals, but possible
-podium San Rafael Twilight (i guess this is almost everyone's goal) in 35 +3/4 (7th this year)
-then finish the 35+123's at the same event (survived 30 minutes)
-win a race (6 top tens in 3/4s and one podium...it could happen)
-not crash (2013 crashes = zero)
-join a team
-arrive at 2014 at 165 lbs instead of 185 lbs like 2013 (currently at 171 despite being in italy for 3 weeks)
Probably reasonable goals:
-Get to 200 lb. peak (down from 220)
-340W FTP (from 313)
-Make it to collegiate B
-Upgrade to 3s
-Enjoy racing with team more frequently
-under 40' at local TT (current best at about 42:30)
-beat all of GS-Cyclelife in a 3/4 race
-win a race
-Make collegiate nationals TT
-Win regional TT cat 3
-Win tour de millersburg cat 3
Crush, kill, destroy.
Yeah, I just meant qualify. It would be really cool during Richmond 2015 to be like "I raced on that course and that guy just beat my time by 20 min." And to clarify, this will be my first year with actual off-season training, as last year I only had a month or two between the end of swimming and the beginning of road season, so I think that my gains are pretty reasonable goals.