It was time to do some testing in coach Paul’s shed – AKA the Pain Cave! This involved a 20 minute effort in order to establish my FTP (Functional Threshold Power). I averaged 220W for the effort, which gave my a power-weight ratio of 3.9W/KG. According to a chart I was shown this is decent numbers for a Cat 3 rider. So okay for this time of the year, but not brilliant. This is good because it means I have something to work on. I know once I get rid my “winter insulation” and put in some focused efforts in training that power-weight ratio will rocket up.
I’m off to Spain early tomorrow to get some decent training in, so will keep posted on that front.