Last year I used a power meter, loved the progress and the tool. I am trying to set some power goals for Maximum 5Min and 20Min.
What are some good goals to aim?
Last year I had 16% increase in Power Output over 5 minutes from April to August, around 13% for 20 minutes.
What about 8% over what I had last August?
Looks like more information is needed. My 5min all out Power output was 340W and 20min all out power was 296W, that happened last August while my weight was around 67kg.
There is some room for improvements for my body composition, I estimate around 12-13% body fat based on some measurements I made with various scales using bio-impedance.
My endurance was top, was able to complete rides of 5/6Hours with total work of over 4000Kj, or do rides with over 2000m+ climbing. I was able to do them as part of my training, I was aiming for 285W for 20 minutes.
While I have bigger cycling goals, I need to break them down and assign individual sub-goals as Vo2Max power or 20 minute power. I just don't want to assign an overly optimistic goal of 20% increase in Vo2Max power and just be disappointed with maybe a 10%.
Looks like people feel the need to have higher goals, like completing a route in a certain amount of time. How about this route: https://www.strava.com/routes/4048253
Strave is estimating around 5h50m for me, what is a good goal for such a route for someone that is training for a couple of years now. I was thinking about 5h30m, but I am not sure. It is also harder to quantify, I can get lucky with a tail wind and do the same course 10min on the same power output.