Triathlon, especially long distance, is an endurance sport and triathletes don't usually spend a lot of time training for maximal power in cycling.
Training it can bring many benefits to the athlete such as VO2Max, la anaerobic capacity or the neuromuscular powerr, all of them fundamental factors for performance in competition.
In this training Taylor Thomas focuses on work above the athlete's FTP.
It must be taken into account that the training must be adjusted to the athlete's objectives, assessing the strengths or weaknesses of the experience, etc.
For training the following terms are used
- FTP: Functional Threshold Power. use the @ symbol to define the %
- REP: Perception of effort, use the range from 1 to 10 of effort
cycling power training
20 minutes @ 45-55% of FTP or RPE 3-4/10, including some 10-15 sec sprints. above the FTP.
6 X(45 seconds @ 145-150% FTP or RPE 10/10), 3 minute recovery @ 40-50% FTP or RPE 3-4/10.
20 minutes @ 45-55% FTP or RPE 3-4/10.