Can we reduce the finishing time of an epic gravel race by 40%?

Episode 7 July 19, 2021 01:04:47
Can we reduce the finishing time of an epic gravel race by 40%?
The Cycling Performance Club
Can we reduce the finishing time of an epic gravel race by 40%?

Jul 19 2021 | 01:04:47


Hosted By

Damian Ruse Cyrus Monk Dr. Jason Boynton

Show Notes

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!

Episode Timestamps:
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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