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Indoor training power (wattage) for winter

wheeler585wheeler585 Posts: 552
Just wondering what kinda wattage you racing lot are whacking out on the turbos this time of year, im just averaging 215/220 watts for a hr and half, in a small ring spinning fast. So just inquisitive what the rest of you are doing? Winter racers need not apply! :wink:
Up hup hup hup.....fricking hate that!

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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    320 watts average for an hour. And that's just with the right leg.

    But NapD still manages 12 watts an hour more than me.
  • Ha i said winter racers need not apply! So you should be nicley peaking for jan, awsome!
    Up hup hup hup.....fricking hate that!
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I don't race in the winter. I don't race in the spring. I don't race in the fall. I pretend to race in the summer.

    And to be honest am doing the same wattage as you are. I save the big efforts for outdoors.
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    I'm about 50 watts down on my first attempt at 2*20 since I last used a turbo last Spring. Target is to get back to 300 watts - or at least what my turbo reads as 300 watts which could be wildly inaccurate. Didn't race at all this year and have just had a couple of months pretty much completely off the bike so it came as a bit of a shock to the legs.

    it's a hard life if you don't weaken.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,693
    I'm doing around 210-220 for an hour at the moment. Guessing weight plays a part in this as I'm a bit of a short censored . I remember there was a chart once that showed the typical watt/kg for various times and levels of rider. Can't remember where it was though.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12655457
    phreak wrote:
    I remember there was a chart once that showed the typical watt/kg for various times and levels of rider.
    http://home.trainingpeaks.com/media/694 ... ing_v4.xls
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    WattageChartNapD.jpg
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,693
    That's the one, thanks guys. How accurate is that?
  • phreak wrote:
    That's the one, thanks guys. How accurate is that?
    Well I'm not sure "accurate" is qute the right phrase but the table (notwithstanding the amusing amendments) is headed by the best known performances in terms of power to mass ratio by the specialists in respective disciplines (e.g. Elite world track sprinter for 5-sec power thru to Pro TT rider for 1 hour power). The identity of those individuals however is known only to the author of the table as the data is typically shared in confidence.

    If you mean accurate in terms of race category - then that's not the purpose of the table. One races to find out what their race category is.
  • chrisw12chrisw12 Posts: 1,246
    Accurate!

    It's not accurate at all. I know I have the 5 second power of superman but according to that I'm the same as an untrained girl (ffs my wife's an untrained girl, although I am training her to cook, wash and do other household chores.) :cry:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    The very top left is accurate though...
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    chrisw12 wrote:
    Accurate!

    It's not accurate at all. I know I have the 5 second power of superman but according to that I'm the same as an untrained girl (ffs my wife's an untrained girl, although I am training her to cook, wash and do other household chores.) :cry:


    I also have the 5-second power of an untrained girl. Maybe we should start a club.
  • nmcgannnmcgann Posts: 1,780
    wheeler585 wrote:
    Just wondering what kinda wattage you racing lot are whacking out on the turbos this time of year, im just averaging 215/220 watts for a hr and half, in a small ring spinning fast. So just inquisitive what the rest of you are doing? Winter racers need not apply! :wink:

    It's not a very useful bit of information though as the absolute number depends on what your FTP is.

    I'm doing continuous hours at about 85% of my peak FTP from last season. A bit less for longer turbo sessions (>80%).
    --
    "Because the cycling is pain. The cycling is soul crushing pain."
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