I’m not getting at anything… just interested in the stats.
This was based on one study afair and it was 40-70 minutes to exhaustion. I think think the 60 minutes came from Coggan “aprox. 1 hour”
This is actually the reason I was asking for these numbers. It could help shed some light on what riders are actually doing or capable of doing. The majority of riders I’ve talked to, seem to think their FTP = 1 hour power. But it seems the majority have never performed at FTP for an hour (including myself fwiw).
I’d venture to say less than half! have ever held their FTP for longer than 30 minutes.
This has been a question on my mind for some time as after reading the research on MLSS and time to exhaustion being anywhere from 30-70 minutes. So what exactly is “exhaustion” and what makes some athletes stop at 30 minutes and some at 70 minutes? If MLSS is a quasi steady state what makes it more sustainable for some and less for others?
Not sure if the numbers could answer those questions or not but I think they would be interesting to see what the average duration at FTP for most of us is.