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5min vs 30sec power

Postby ft_critical » Sat May 18, 2013 4:37 pm

Easy question for the power wizards.

What % higher than my 5min power should I expect my 30sec power to be?

I know nothing is easy but,....
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby vander » Sat May 18, 2013 5:00 pm

Very different systems and thus not very related at all. I dont think their would be a good correlation between them.
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat May 18, 2013 5:01 pm

Anywhere from 200% - 400%
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby nickobec » Sat May 18, 2013 7:03 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Anywhere from 200% - 400%

Mine is only 183% but them again spent most of the past 6 months only working on threshold and a little VO2max, it was TT season.
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat May 18, 2013 10:59 pm

nickobec wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Anywhere from 200% - 400%

Mine is only 183% but them again spent most of the past 6 months only working on threshold and a little VO2max, it was TT season.

It's only a rough range, mainly to emphasise that there is very little relationship between them.
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 19, 2013 6:19 am

30 sec ... 950'ish
5 min ...469
... Only 100% better for me... No way am I making those numbers this year, dropped like a stone today :-( .
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby btothec » Sun May 19, 2013 8:06 am

For me this year
30 sec: 665 watts
5min: 369 watts

Nearly a 200% difference for me at 180%
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sun May 19, 2013 9:46 am

Just to be clear, with those percentages I was simply referring to the fraction 30-sec / 5-min power.
e.g. 950/469 = 2.02 or 202%

I was 225%

but give me a track sprinter and the number will go up fast.
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby ft_critical » Sun May 19, 2013 12:18 pm

Thanks.
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby vander » Sun May 19, 2013 1:01 pm

I thought I was a good sprinter and I get.
5min: 400W
30sec: 1050W

Must have to be unfit (aerobically) to get 400%
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sun May 19, 2013 1:33 pm

vander wrote:I thought I was a good sprinter and I get.
5min: 400W
30sec: 1050W

Must have to be unfit (aerobically) to get 400%

Are you a specialist match sprint/kilo rider? Or a roadie with a bit of a sprint? Two very different animals.
Put it this way, let me know when you have an 17.x second standing lap.
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Re: 5min vs 30sec power

Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 19, 2013 5:12 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Just to be clear, with those percentages I was simply referring to the fraction 30-sec / 5-min power.
e.g. 950/469 = 2.02 or 202%

I was 225%

but give me a track sprinter and the number will go up fast.

just reinforces the "diesel" ... As in tractor or bus :-|
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