According to my training plan for SG70, it’s time to do Bike Fit Test for Functional Threshold Power FTP.
My friend Rich swears the best FTP workout is Chantry Flats. Chantry Flats is a local mountain climb, in Arcadia, at the end of Santa Anita Blvd. A really nice neighborhood. 3 miles long, at a steady 7-8% grade. Good climb to have an all out effort.
Once up to warm up. Then second time with best effort from the gate to the potties. Average power – 7% = FTP. The 7% That’s his normalizing factor.
Warm Up: 3.3 miles, 1,178 ft elevation, 27:48 moving time, 11 trophies, 205 weighted average power.
FTP Climb: 3.1 miles, 1,132 ft elevation, 24:31 moving time, 11 trophies, 214 weighted ave power.
Arcadia is a pretty swanky neighborhood.
This is The Starting Gate. The San Gabriel Valley is in the background. On the warm up climb, I took some pictures.
Once upon a time we rode to the top of the trail to the HeliPad. It was hella-badass.
Looking at the numbers, you can tell I tried harder the second time around. Heart rate is higher and power is higher.
Training Peaks gave the Average Power as 217.
FTP = 217 – (217*.07) = 201 W
My Garmin Edge 810 is very cool. It’s awesome with all the power data and speed and distance data LIVE. When I got back to the car, it started uploading to my phone and posting to Strava and Training Peaks. It was cool.