I’m quite new to Zwift (2 months) and have only really been riding bikes regularly for about 16 months.
I did an initial FTP with the 45 min test which was about 202 (not too sure about how FTP works) then did a few rides then the 6 week FTP builder course. Most of the FTP builder training was ok, but the workout got quite hard towards the end, but still doable.
I then did a ramp test, and my FTP went from 202 to 212. The next workout I did was ‘Jons Mix’, and I got it done, but I found the high watts bits hard! Towards the last 15 mins I dropped the adjustment down 5% to complete the workout.
Should I keep my FTP here or drop it back a little?
- for some background, I don’t have plans to ‘race’ or anything like that. I’m 50, and I just want to get fitter for health reasons. I would also like to go out on longer IRL rides and not feel wiped out after. It’d be good to do those 50K hilly outdoor rides and feel ok the next day.