I am about to start training seriously for an event that I have done previously three times. It is the peaks challenge event in Victoria Australia. 235km -4200m climbing. It is essentially 3 big climbs
Towonga 7.5km 6.3% 493m EG, Hotham 30k 4.2% 1300m, Back of Falls 22k 4.2% 980m climbed.
I am lucky enough to have all the cycling toys I think I need power meter, indoor, good weather, nutrition, time, supportive partner etc.
Usually I have used “FTP” as a metric and I am aware of the shortcomings etc. For an event that is taking hopefully 9hrs but previously 9:55s. Will all training that raises my best 20minue power equally to what I need in this event which is a 30 minute climb after 45 minutes of descending, a 90min - 2hr climb from hours 2-4 and a 90min - 120 min climb starting at hour 7.5?