Getting ready to come off the regeneration week in SS4. During weeks 1 - 3 I had my FTP set based on NP from a recent gravel ride (actually based on one hour NP). Based on some recent SS and threshold intervals, I sort of think my FTP was overestimated based on the one hour NP data (Sunday, June 14, at the end of SS3). I did the 2 x 10 min full gas efforts on Wednesday this week and couldn’t even come close to that FTP. The 2 x 3 min threshold efforts felt okay for three minutes today.
I have no idea what I should be shooting for in my test. I get that it is all out, but I tend to go too hard early on without a bar to hit. Any thoughts based on what you see any the recent SS or threshold efforts are appreciated. For whatever reason, I just don’t test very well (especially on the trainer)…and based on one of the FasCat podcasts it seemed like a better idea to gauge fitness by examining 20 min and 60 min NP on an actual ride.
Any thoughts are appreciated.