HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

Postby JoseJ » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:53 am

Hello...
On rolling or flat terrain y can hold may FTP as it should. But when climbing it becomes a hard task, it is not easy and I would say it is almost impossible, I have to lower my watts in order to keep going on hills.
Could please any body tell me why?. I weigh 78 kg, but in spite of my weigh I think I should be able to hold the wattage no matter flat terrain or mountains, aside from the climbing speed.
Thank you very much
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Re: HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

Postby Velocomp » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:20 am

We agree, it should be easy.

Please post a ride file that shows your issue.
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Re: HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

Postby JoseJ » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:42 am

I have attached my last FTP test, and two of my last races, they are a kind of no team-surviving races, where you start with the peloton and have to get by to finish all the road on your own.
to me climbing at FTP feels like Vomax, I have to go down to Tempo wich feels like FTP,strange though it may seem, and at the end I can't even climb at tempo pace
It may be a task of training, I don't know,
Thank you
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Re: HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

Postby Velocomp » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:06 pm

Your 20 minute test was on the flats and was 314W FTP, with a cadence of 84.

Yet, on your 163KM ride, on the 1 hour hill climb your "hill FTP" was 185W, with a cadence of 71. Furthermore, in this 6 hour race your average watts on hill climbs declines throughout the race, so you are fatiguing...

It looks like you're gearing as low as you can, but even with that, on hills your cadence is dropping. Lower cadence may have something to do with your hill performance.

I think the issue here is one of training. You should check out "Training and Racing with a Power Meter", by Hunter Allen, to learn more about how to train for long races such as the ones you are doing.
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Re: HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

Postby JoseJ » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:08 am

Ok...thank you John
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Re: HARD TO HOLD WATAGE CLIMBING

Postby JoseJ » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:08 am

Ok...thank you John
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