So, I just started the 6-week FTP builder.
I’m a 48-year-old fatty clocking in at 294. I love riding but got out of practice and my FTP dropped from 218 to around 174 as of Nov. 30 in a test with Zwift.
I’ve ridden every day since. And my FTP has climbed now three times and now says it’s 212.
So, two questions.
Is it normal for your FTP to leap up like that in normal rides in Watopia, New York or whatever?
Is this jump something I should manually set back to not impact the FTP workout six weeks, or should I just go with it?
In fairness, the FTP test I took was at the tail end of 6 days of riding and I was seriously not feeling it. So I was both surprised it was that low and not surprised. Equally, it has rebounded up in 8 days to around my high at 212 just from riding. Today it went from 191 to 212 I think because I didn’t simply die on that big New York climb.
Just wondering if I should set it back mostly, or just roll with it and hope I don’t die in the FTP workouts :).