Total newbie here, both to Zwift and road cycling in general.
I’m following what I think is the golden path for a beginner. Here’s what I’ve done so far:
Fit & Fun Workout One
FTP Ramp Test Lite (to set a base line for workouts to follow)
Zwift 101 Cycling training
Roule Ma Poule
FTP Builder training (6 weeks) - started today
So the ramp test set my FTP at 128, which seemed totally reasonable, and the Zwift 101 training went smoothly. After that, I wanted to start the FTP Builder training for beginners, but I had a few days to wait until it unlocked. During that time I decided to do my first route, which was Roule Ma Poule.
Today, when I started the FTP Builder, the first workout had me doing 150W “rests” and 195W intervals! I stupidly killed myself doing the warmup, then noped out.
So what happened? I was shocked to find out my FTP setting had changed from 128 to 268! I have no idea when it actually changed. I certainly didn’t do it myself. Was it after I finished my first training session, or was it after I finished the route? On the route I averaged around 100 with a max of 200, so 268 feels like a bug of some kind. How paranoid do I need to be that it can wildly change like that?
I’m using a Neo 2T btw. Thanks!