I like to go for PRs as self motivation so when I’m in London sometimes I’ll do the sprints to see if I’m getting any faster. I had a bum trainer before, so I was trying to get some baseline numbers today, but I don’t think I"m understanding the power/best effort relationship (power newbie).
I noticed that while I’m riding Zwift was taking my first sprint as my best effort, even though it was not my best power (not even close). This happened on both the forward and reverse sprints in London. Then when I went to Strava, same thing.
The thing I’m not understanding (since it really comes down to tenths of a second) is why my best sprints when using average power are not my best ranked when looking at my results in Strava?
Today for forward sprint I had 245w, 323w and 318w, consecutively. For reverse I had 279w, 323w, and 302w for the 3rd effort. However, both Zwift while riding and Strava afterward is ranking my first sprints today in each (forward and reverse) as my best for today. Anyone know why my best avg power wouldn’t be my best effort of the day? I don’t know much about power, fwiw.