At the end of this month I’m racing Ride-London. That’s a 100-mile road race in very large groups (tens of thousands of entrants grouped by claimed ability). The course is undulating with, I think only 1000m of ‘climbing’
I want to do a maximal time which will clearly involve drafting and I have done this sort of thing before but am not an expert.
I’ve got some good data in Xert and I trust it to be about right for anything less than 3 hours.
My stats according to Xert are: TP 252w, 2 hour power 244w, lower TP 213w. age 56, weight 73kg, decent kit.
I think my TP is probably 15w lower than that in reality and maybe also my lower TP is 200w. If I did a traditional FTP test I think it would come out between 260w and 265w
However this ‘race’ may well involve lots of 5 minute bursts to keep up and when losing the draft on the hills after several hours the burst and hills will definitely take their toll even if i keep them to below threshold levels.
I did 100-miles at the weekend and i can do the distance. just maybe not at a modelled maximal effort
My plan without the help of xert will be to try to keep average power and NP at about 200w.
I’m thinking I can do it in 5 hours give or take 15 minutes.
A mate (who is better than me) is aiming for 4:30:00 and plans to just hold on.
So my question.
Q: which Xert CIQ tool can I use to pace this, if any?
and/or an other pacing advice