Fair enough. I do think my FTP is accurate, but I'm guessing everything between that and 60s or less is garbage.TobinHatesYou wrote: ↑Tue May 16, 2023 6:05 amcheapvega wrote: ↑Sun May 14, 2023 2:31 pm@bobones I tried Xert but wasn't crazy about it. I forget what the focus was from these rides. I use intervals.icu.
@Andrew69 that is my background as well. My #s are nowhere near as impressive but here is my power curve from all rides over the last ~3 months.
Not sure what the flatness of the curve from 5 minutes on indicates. It does include some max efforts. Part of it is the rolling hills here prompt surging but I also feel like I've trained around that riding style.
This is what I am focusing on in your MMPC screenshot:
- A 39ml/kg/min VO2max is that of a virtually untrained / sedentary individual
- You MMPC has a very sharp decline and is fairly jagged, so you don't have enough data points at various interval lengths nor do I believe these are maximal efforts.
- A TTE of 28min is unrealistically low. We almost never see people with <30min TTE and most people are safely >35min. Again this suggests that there isn't enough quality data to go on.
If you want a better understanding of your capabilities, you're going to have to try harder. Do 15s all out. Do 60s all out. Do 5 minutes all out. Do 20-30 minutes all out.
In short, your >100 TSS and >1.0 IF are bogus because there's no way your other metrics are that low unless you're a literal potato.
Is there some kind of testing protocol like an FTP test to get all out efforts at different intervals? I keep seeing the Full Frontal test being mentioned but I can't find the actual protocol. Or any ideas on how to test specific intervals. I feel like 3-5 minute power is the best match for the roads around me.