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Can't seem to get a solid answer or even a ballpark idea. Im wondering what the avg power meter readings are for a pro doing the long 180km bike... Not that im going pro or anything i just really find i apreciate the athletes for how much they can deliver. Now i know there could be variables in this by course and wind and all that jazz so lets not get too techinical.. Just looking for an idea... Cheers


2014-03-16 2:07 PM
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The range on this is fair size due to varying abilities, size of the rider, etc. But could see say 240-some for smaller more BOP pro to just over 300 for larger fast guys. Definitely lower for the women, they could be under 200 and yet still move right along. Training peaks has posted some power files from Kona. Here is one set of examples of this.

2014-03-16 2:12 PM
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Originally posted by brigby1

The range on this is fair size due to varying abilities, size of the rider, etc. But could see say 240-some for smaller more BOP pro to just over 300 for larger fast guys. Definitely lower for the women, they could be under 200 and yet still move right along. Training peaks has posted some power files from Kona. Here is one set of examples of this.

Cool link....thanks!

2014-03-16 2:35 PM
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Here are two more

http://www.slowtwitch.com/Features/Fettell_vs_Rapp_in_Melbourne_348...


Top AGers at Kona are over 250
2014-03-16 2:38 PM
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very awesome link . Thank you
2014-03-16 2:45 PM
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2014-03-16 2:55 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by brigby1

The range on this is fair size due to varying abilities, size of the rider, etc. But could see say 240-some for smaller more BOP pro to just over 300 for larger fast guys. Definitely lower for the women, they could be under 200 and yet still move right along. Training peaks has posted some power files from Kona. Here is one set of examples of this.

Cool link....thanks!




Here's one that will interest Jr

http://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Matt_Chrabot_s_power_file_2762.html

2014-03-16 3:03 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by brigby1

The range on this is fair size due to varying abilities, size of the rider, etc. But could see say 240-some for smaller more BOP pro to just over 300 for larger fast guys. Definitely lower for the women, they could be under 200 and yet still move right along. Training peaks has posted some power files from Kona. Here is one set of examples of this.

Cool link....thanks!

Here's one that will interest Jr http://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Matt_Chrabot_s_power_file_2762.html

Thanks!! 

Jr. is climbing Mt. Lemmon in Az. right now.....hope to be able to see a power file from that later tonight.

2014-03-16 3:06 PM
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Jr. is climbing Mt. Lemmon in Az. right now.....hope to be able to see a power file from that later tonight.




Well I certainly hope you put it in the public domain like these guys do :-)
2014-03-16 3:08 PM
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Originally posted by marcag
Originally posted by Left Brain Jr. is climbing Mt. Lemmon in Az. right now.....hope to be able to see a power file from that later tonight.
Well I certainly hope you put it in the public domain like these guys do :-)

Naw, but I'll share it with you if I get it......should be interesting.  He's making the climb 3 times this week so it'll be fun to compare.



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2014-03-16 4:42 PM
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Would love to do that one someday.



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Maybe a better answer is 25-30% below your FTP for an Ironman distance event. Then again, multiple 5 or longer hour training bicycle rides will also provide you with insight on what you can handle/maintain.
2014-03-16 10:13 PM
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Like Billy suggested IM power is based on a percentage of your FTP. FOP and Pros can typically ride at a higher percentage since they are on the bike shorter. Slower athletes tend to ride at a lower percentage of their FTP.

My IMs I end up riding in the 115-120 range but I'm a women and my FTP is usually right under 200 depending on the year, injury status, ect. I ride below 70% of my FTP.

This is what training is all about seeing what % you actually can ride and dialing that in.

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