In this episode we tackle the question of whether or not we can reduce an individual's finishing time for the gravel race SEVEN by 40%- given only a year's time to make the improvement. We get into some serious analysis here, so buckle-up and let's see if we can make this happen!
2:55 Listener feedback
6:05 What is SEVEN?
11:05 Race day factors that could be rectified ‘easily’.
15:25 Ride analysis from the 2021 edition of SEVEN.
32:30 How to make the required improvements for a beginner athlete.
40:30 Does CTL correlate with FTP? What is the relationship and where does it end?
45:10 The importance of training age when seeking rapid improvement.
48:20 An example of CTL and FTP not being tied together if the training isn’t right.
51:30 Training for physiology vs. training for an event.
53:50 Getting wonky: allocating percentage time improvements for each area.
Special thanks to Chris for giving us his ride file from SEVEN for this analysis!
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Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coach
Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach
Damian Ruse - professional cycling coach
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