I just achieved my best power numbers so far on the bike. My goal for this ride was to ride as close as possible to 3 W/kg (watts per kilo) for the full 12.5 miles of the Tour of New York Stage 5 (Zwift). This was a hilly course so keeping power up on the downhills was a bit challenging.
I attribute much of my badass power achievement today to my nutrition getting really dialed in (daily & in training) AND some great work doing the right kind of training that is REALLY working! Progress, especially such large progress as this, is truly a culmination of a number of things, however, these are the main two.
I PRed (Personal Record) in my:
5 minute power
10 minute power
20 minute power
Badassness all around
This means that I can push more power (I am stronger) for the 5 min period, the 10 min period and 20 minutes.
AND a BIG jump in FTP 8.5% (which is how much power you can push for 20 minutes straight) So basically I can now push 8.5% more power than I did in the past.