New resident of Sufferlandria as of this week and I had some questions after my 4DP. I got a flag for my 1 min power being greater than my 5 minute power by more than 190%. I feel like I really tried on my 5 minute power, but having recently moved to 6,000 ft from ~1,000 ft, I can believe these values given that I’m probably not fully acclimated to life at altitude especially at that level of cardiac effort. I used to do sprint triathlons and endurance mountain bike events, but my FTP has never been above about 205 W (~2.2 W/kg), so I’m not a very strong cyclist. Also, the difference between my actual 1 minute power and the corrected 1 minute power is only 3 percent, but I’m more curious to the answer on a physiological level.
My results from the 4DP were as follows:
NM - 1050 W
AC - 406 W corrected to 389 W
MAP - 205 W
FTP - 170 W
With my personal goals having been described as “intense” for most, I’m already planning for a knighthood when I get back to a semblance of my former self. I’ve been scanning the forums over the past week and I’m very inspired by all the stories and comments of support from one another. Really excited to be here.