Traveling this weekend I almost finished reading the _T&Rw/aPM_ book. I was a bit disappointed that there was less Triathlon/TT specific content than I would have liked, so I'm hoping someone here might have some insight.
My peak W/kg numbers are as follows:
5sec = 15.65
1min = 5.90
5min = 4.05
FTP ~~ 3.0
One thing that I am noticing about myself is that my power logs show a dreadfully low 1 minute peak power record. According to a table in the book, my 1 min best effort of 388 W puts me near the bottom of the "untrained, non-racer" category. For comparison, my 5min and FTP are in moderate to low "cat 4" and my 5 sec sprint is edging into "cat 3" territory.
Their analysis of the "V" profile like this says that it's indicative of a "potential all-rounder who simply hasn't focused on raising his or her lactate threshold to its highest possible level" and "has both relatively high anaerobic capacity and high aerobic ability."
So should I care that my 1 minute peak is embarrassing? I mean, last I checked, even a super-sprint bike leg lasts more than 1 minute ;). Targeting my LT has been part of my plan for the last few weeks, but should I think about trying to really push that aspect of my training? Will intervals on the order of 1 minute help significantly there? I was thinking I'd focus more on intervals of 5-20mins to raise threshold.