Thursday, February 28, 2008

Monod estimates for CP60 (ftp)

More fun with numbers....

This is using the Monod model to estimate Critical Power (CP60 is effectively same as FTP) using best effort numbers for shorter periods. While vastly over estimating it for my first attempt at using this, with some numbers from a short TT, the second effort pulling off numbers from the MMP chart and making sure I had a sample for 20 minutes produced reasonable numbers for last year (331 estimated versus my best measured number at 325, which in itself may be low...)

The above plugs in numbers from 2008 season (i.e. best numbers achieved since Jan 1..) and out pops 305! Which (possibly co-incidentally) corresponds to what I guesstimated and adjusted to a few days ago.

See also PDF file