If you’ve been training with power, then you should already know your estimated functional threshold power, or the highest sustained power you can maintain for one hour.
Reference established norms.
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- 1 What is a good FTP for a triathlete?
- 2 What percent of FTP is Ironman?
- 3 What pace do Olympic triathletes run?
- 4 How hard is it to do an Olympic triathlon?
- 5 Is 2.5 A good FTP?
- 6 What heart rate is sweet spot?
- 7 What is FTP for half Ironman?
- 8 What is a good 40K cycle time?
- 9 Can you draft in Olympic triathlon?
- 10 How long should a 1500m swim take?
- 11 What is a good Olympic triathlon time for beginners?
What is a good FTP for a triathlete?
An FTP of 340 to 360 watts is typical for the top male riders. It is important to note that FTP in relation to the athlete’s weight is the best way to compare any two riders.
What percent of FTP is Ironman?
Regarding percentage of FTP target for an IRONMAN, the starting point is 70-72 percent for 5:30 riders, incrementally higher for faster athletes (75-76 percent for 5:00) and lower for slower athletes (~65 percent for 6:30).
What pace do Olympic triathletes run?
Not only are transition times mere seconds, but the overall pace is often extremely fast, hovering just above a 5-minute mile run pace. High-caliber professionals will often finish Olympic triathlons in around 2 hours or less, with the men’s record currently at just over 1 hour, 46 minutes.
How hard is it to do an Olympic triathlon?
More to Chew On The distances essentially double—an Olympic-distance triathlon includes a 0.93-mile (1.5K) swim, a 24.8-mile (40K) bike and a 6.2-mile (10K) run. It’s just far enough to challenge you without making your training feel overwhelming.
Is 2.5 A good FTP?
Here are the categories that they recommend you race based on your FTP data and watts per kilogram. The Zwift C category (next from the bottom) says that you should be able to ride at the level between 2.5 to 3.1 w/kg. If you want to succeed in the A category, you’ll need to be able to hit 4.0 w/kg or better.
What heart rate is sweet spot?
If we refer back to the last article I wrote on training zones, then ‘sweetspot’ intensity is between the upper end of zone three and lower end of zone four – or 88-93 per cent of FTP power or threshold heart rate, and between 75-85 per cent of maximum heart rate.
What is FTP for half Ironman?
Sub 5 hour Half IRONMAN Athletes: 83 to 84% of your threshold power output (FTP). 88-92% of your threshold heart rate.
What is a good 40K cycle time?
40k is a little shorter than a 25 mile tt so around an hour would be pretty good. Check out the draft rules and get clip-on tri-bars if appropriate – they can make a huge difference.
Can you draft in Olympic triathlon?
In the bike leg of the Olympic triathlon, competitors are allowed to draft off of one another. Although drafting is allowed, competitors are not allowed to block out other riders. No forward progress is allowed without the bicycle.
How long should a 1500m swim take?
You basically go for as many laps as you can in 30 min. While there is a debate on the true value of this swim as it’s directed by most non-TI masters coaches, if you swim at a pace of 2:00 per 100m, then you should make 1500m in 30 min.
What is a good Olympic triathlon time for beginners?
Amateur athletes should focus on keeping their first transition under 1:30 and their second transition under 1:00. Their swim time should be less than 35 minutes, their bike time less than an hour and 35 minutes, and their run time should be less than 50 minutes.