With all the top coaches weighing in on the topic for pros as of late. What’s actually useful for masters athlete’s?
I typically don’t test regularly anymore. After 20+ years, I have come to know where I am at pretty well. I don’s stop training year around but I do back off on volume and intensity over the winter in favor of strength training and alternative cardio (rowing, running, hiking) but still keep the bike cardio a priority.
So, getting back into a goal focused season:
- 20min test (which is what I have always done)
- 2x5min test avg those efforts x .75
- Ramp test
My question is: What is the best protocol for indoor and outdoor?
I find it hard to maintain focus for 20min indoors (motivation maybe) Outdoors, not problem.
My numbers if it matters (I am 47) for the sake of the discussion:
- Winter FTP is unusually 280-290w
- Spring after an endurance block 300-305w
- In season 315-320+