Started the 18w Sweet Spot plan after, basically, 4 weeks off (little riding). Looking forward to the gains! Thanks @FRANK for the kudos on Strava! Finished (outside of last 4 miles ) Hincapie Chattanooga. Now, onward to Hincapie Greenville.
Might be a question outside of the forum for specific coaching but I am asking in general. I had a 4 week basically off due to broken ribs. Now, back on the plan and enjoying the progress. Of course, my ftp dropped about 8% at the start of re-training. The 18 week plan does not have another 20 min test (for obvious reasons!). However, it “feels” like my FTP is back to 235w prior to the bike injury. My questions is: Is it profitable to arbitrarily retest or to just manually adjust the ftp upwards? From a training standpoint, I am concerned that I will not get the maximal effect if I just keep the same FTP for 18 weeks.
This is the time when you want to look at your normalized power to assess your progress