Dachs, there is a wine 26.2mile - the marathon du Medoc.
Kill or cure Matt!
So 20m tempo today at 10km pace after 20m warmup. Used season's best for 10km pace which was 4:21/km. It felt like hard work, especially with the wind. Slightly annoying to find out the route was mostly downhill, though normalised pace was right on the button, with actual pace 4:17 so 6:54/min in old pence.
Stomach tender afterwards. Can't believe I used to do these week in week out faster and longer.
Aye. It's easier to replicate this kind of testing during training/racing if you have the appropriate equipment with cycling. Running would definitely be lab based and painful. Here is my power profile for 2013. I was lighter and stronger last year. Note that the 5s power is a rogue datapoint! I can't measure power over such a short duration
If we assume that the 5s is actually the worst of all, then this is a good illustration of a time trialler. Which of course is the type of racing I was training for.
So why are there guys who specialise in climbing: surely it is all just about watts per kg, so if I am a 70kg guy and can do 350 watts or 50 kg abnd can do 250 watts, then it is even.
What Ric said.
Also, it can depend on the power profile - the max specific power (W/kg) that one puts out over 1 min, 5mins, 20mins and 60mins. Even though you may match the specific power of another ride at 1 hr (the normal measure of power - Functional Threshold Power or FTP), you might be stronger at other durations - say 3hours.
Saw the results at the weekend - Well done Jonny and team.
Farah, the Brownlees, etc have 35 hours per week to train, and spend the rest of the time resting. They also have a support crew to hand!
Farah might make it in some kind of bike racing (TTing?) but I doub't he'd cut in in tri. He'd have the same problem as Adam Webb in that he isn't a swimmer. The Federation takes fast runners with minimum county swimming background then works with them on the cycling. For draft-legal tri racing so long as they can swim well, get and stay in the cycle pack then beast the run they're on to a good thing.
Swimming/cycling are all good for low-impact strength building and CV improvement.
6km recovery run this morning. Can't wait for the mornings to get lighter, It's dark in Europe till 0730-0800 depending on how much the mountains block out the sunlight.