Hi guys, my first topic in trainerroad fórum, brazilian amateur of cycling just three years a go, but with using power meter two years. I will divide this post into 3 parts (experience / power * future races * pro and ex pro cyclists)
- Experience / power : I have a friend / coach of peaks coaching group, helps me almost a year with training sheets and a lot talk, this is not limited to just training, but I also like to read about types of training / powers
Today my ftp revolves around 330 to 345 (1,82cm / 73kg) depending on the time of year this power is okay, if you look for a guy who only has 2 hours of training per day from Monday to Friday in a smart trainer, and Saturday and Sunday I can yes go to the road and do outdoor training.
Here’s the big problem maybe physical and not power, all the circuit races I fight a lot to defend myself, exactly I’m always on my limit, turn and just limit power and turn / biggest power, anyway this torra my legs, haha basically all races in circuit I see death looking for me, however on the other hand in road races (no circuits) where they spend 4/5 hours of racing is my place where I can get out extremely well, I believe I have an excellent resistance to fatigue, but without having high powers, I can walk a long time on the threshold, but my vo2 is extremely low.
*future races: in Brazil, do not exist or exist until few long races, yeah this country is horrible in reference to the cycling, in front of that I have planned for 2019 to race two gravel races in the united states, SBT gravel race / dirty kanza / gravel worlds, obviously as I know that I have no aptitude for circuits, I go straight to the long races.
*pro and ex-pro cyclists: Okay, I know my ftp is far from a ftp of 400 of a pro, or ex pro, but dude, how are you going to race this kind of evidence against guys like ted king, colin strickland, geoff kabush, matt sthepens, neil shirley between others, an example of this ted king training, intervals of 1:30 output with average of 500 watts.
Ok, I know there’s a traineroad planned for dirty kanza and similar races, but honestly someone who has even used plan? man, we can actually ride the rear wheel of those guys for 5/6 hours, and when the attacks start with 7/8/9 hours racing with the guys really kicking their ass out of the group, is it really that someone amateur with a good power could survive, I do not know.
my question is, ok you have a window of 8/9 months to train for this race, you think that really a normal guy who can train daily can reach that level, sometimes I think there is no way to fight against talent.