There are several hill climb events in my area towards the end of the year, from august onward. Most of the hills are no longer than 0.8km long and well above an average 6% gradient. The main ones I will be targeting are three climbs ranging from:
0.7km, average gradient of 7% (and a max of 14%), personal best is: 2:25 0.5km, average gradient of 10% (and a max of 13.5%), personal best is: 1:51
and finally the local leg breaker (its hardly Colombia where I live I know):
0.8km climb with and average of 13% (and a max of 15%), personal best is: 4:44
If I am warmed up correctly could I race each of these time trials in my respective power ranges of
- 1 minute (434W)
- 2 minute (374W)
- 3 minute (346W)
- 4 minute (340W)
5 minute (336W)
or would I stick to my ftp (220W) for the duration of the climb?
Sticking to functional threshold power is my current strategy but found it hard going just because of the steepness of the climbs.