Dateline June 2009.
In my run up to tacking the Ventoux Masters, I've trimmed down
to my fighting weight of 69 kilos (took some doing!) and have worked on
my aerobic threshold to the exclusivity of everything else. I've
seen my sprinting and top end speed bleed away which has been painful
but the reward is an all time high wVO2max and breaking through my
previous ceiling of 300 watts.
An absolute stunner of a test recorded a month or so back.
Big numbers and a scary noise coming from the ergo! We've see out
first 5+ w/kg. Are you up to the challenge...
Below are a large selection of
wVO2max power test results for the category headlined above.
If you're a client you can look for your number and see where you fit in
to the scheme of things. If not you can look for patterns of numbers
and their performance increases over a period of time. If you want
to have a go, and live in Jersey, send me an email and we'll organise a time for a visit.
below are tabulated on a power to weight ratio as this is a better
indicator for comparing disparate riders than power output alone. If you read the
power factsheets, you'll see I've calculated Jens Voigt to be around 480
watts or 6.22 w/kg!
It seems we still have a way to go, perhaps we
should give up our day jobs.