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Old 05-30-20, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Cool. Now that you mention it, I had to go check my power distribution on a recent, deliberate ride and compare it to the same course ridden a few weeks ago, with my usual JRA/somewhat spirited pace. Pretty big difference -

Are you using “normalized power” to stay in your target zone or just keeping an eye on your 3s average as you’re cruising? I’ve been using NP over a 75 minute course and trying to land at 95% 2x weekly completely fasted first thing in the AM. The course has a few hills and rollers so maintaining consistent power is tough. That’s been my biggest challenge-staying roughly in the zone I want to.

Below is pretty typical of this route, this was 1:05 long. My FTP sucks after three years off (still better than the 170 it was in February though). I was actually attempting to pace myself in Z2 and Z3 on this ride.
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