I bought myself a SRM power meter and was wondering if someone could give me some advice. Is there some sort of formula to work out how hard you should be riding of your functional threshold power for any given distance.
For instance, in case I havnt explained that right, if my FTP was 300, and I was riding a half ironman distance race, would I ride at 75% or 50%, like wise if I was doing a olympic distance should I be at 95%???
Thats the first question, and the second one relates to hills, is the aim of the power meter to use exactly the same amount of watts at all times regardless of the terrain or should I say ok, on the flats I need to producing 200 watts and then when i encounter a hill should i aim to produce 300 watts...
I am sure these are fairly straight forward questions but would love some feedback as at the moment, i sort of go out, and arbitarily set myself targets of 18o on the flats 250 on the hills etc...
Would be better if there was some science behind this very scientific product!!