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5 watts/kilo in real terms.......?

neilr4neilr4 Posts: 161
Hi all,

Up until 2 years ago I hadn't done decent exercise in 12 years and it had been 20 years since my last race!!

Into 40''s and middle aged spread had taken over so time to do something about it whilst I was still able. I'm now averaging 10 hours a week over 5 days including an evening crit during the week where we average 40kph and can mostly get top 10 mostly because of experience (drafting) and positioning.

I took a test in februari to work out my training zones and according to the figures (vo2 max and w/kg) I should be riding in a higher catagory?! Had a chat with a couple of guys I race with and they beat me with lower max output.....

Can anyone shed some light on how this is possible? OK I'm about 6 kilos above my ideal racing weight but surely that shouldn't make a huge difference in a crit for 1 hour?

My stats are 5 w/kilo Vo2 max 4240ml/min 55.1 ml/min/kg

Just trying to get the maximum out of myself!!!
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