Paul Skiba performed some impressive results in Week 1 of the Power Meter Project 2007. He has used his SRM crank system for a couple of years before entering this project. Here are the results of the critical power tests:
Critical Power Tests – Week 1 (Paul Skiba)
|Critical Power Tests||5sec||1min||5min||20min||Body Weight|
|Week 1 (Watt)||791W||467W||333.1W||290.5W||71.2kg/157lbs|
|Week 1 (Watt/kg)||11.1W/kg||6.6W/kg||4.7W/kg||4.1W/kg||(tests are done indoor)|
So what is the plan?
Paul is an ex-professional and very strong for his age. I want to increase Paul’s fitness across the whole power range. When he gets closer to the end of the project, he will start to work more intensively on anaerobic intervals.
A suitable interval type for training to improve his ability to separate him from the pack is the 40/20sec intervals. These intervals are supposed to be done at his 5min critical power, but he will likely be able to push a little harder here. These intervals are primarily made for VO2max, but they will also add to his anaerobic endurance (1min critical power).
Sprint training is also a part of the training program, but that is not because of his weak sprint test. The test was performed indoors, and I will not be surprised if he performs significantly better outdoors.