In this video, Dr. Stephen Seiler thinks out loud—with math—to explore how critical power and variable-intensity races might connect in practice. He shares his thoughts on Wprime (W’), anaerobic capacity, 6-minute power, and criterium races.
Dr. Seiler does not use the critical power model when working on issues of training intensity distribution. He writes: “However, I do think the CP model is very interesting, conceptually, when trying to understand high-intensity repeatability and energy distribution during those variable-intensity races like cycling criteriums or hill XC ski races.”
Reposted on Fast Talk Laboratories with permission of Dr. Stephen Seiler.