If I rode the course today at an FTP of 207 and @65% FTP = avg watts 135 = 5hr 37min.
These numbers do not take into account wind or road conditions but are nice to use when trying to estimate performance.
By training with power I have clear and concise metrics with clear and concise goals. An FTP of 221 is very attainable for me, even at a lesser weight then last year. It is something that I am very excited to go after because by training with power it is measurable and as I move through my training my fitness level will be a known entity as opposed to something I am guessing at.
Do you train with power? After reading this are you going on a crash diet?
Thanks for Reading,
** I have not weighed 142lbs since I was 13yo.