After completing the FTP Test (shorter) with an FTP of 177w some weeks ago I started the Dirt Destroyer Plan with said FTP for some MTB specific stimuli.
Within the first week of the plan I had to manually increase my set FTP up to 220w to feel any exertion at all. I’m now at the end of week 5 of the plan and I’m still running pretty good with 220w.
I’m just curious: Why is there a gap of nearly 23 % between my tested FTP and the one I’m using right now quite comfortable? Am I overdoing it? Aren’t plans designed to go full effort but rather low to medium effort?
I’m using Tacx Neo Smart Trainer with ERG Mode on.
try another FTP test(ramp test-is shorter)
I have completed Dirt destroyer workouts and they’re good, I mean, it worked on me
Now I’m about to end Singletrack Slayer(another workout plan)
If you have the corect value of your FTP, then the training will always be at least 5-6 from 10(exercion level); in the first weeks its normal to feel easy
Some people find it difficult to pace the normal FTP test when they haven’t done them very often or ever. This could account for your low test the first time, plus whatever other variables were at play at the time. Try the ramp test and see how the works out for you. When I did the ramp test last year it seemed to put my new FTP a little high but with some extra work prior, I was able to do another training plan at that level.