Hi, I’m coming towards the end of the Build Me Up Training Plan which I’ve really enjoyed (if that’s the word!), having been challenged but definitely rewarded in terms of how I feel my overall fitness has improved. I’ve been pretty faithful, only having missed a few workouts mid-plan because of half-term.
The end of the Training Plan involves a FTP Test - the 20 minute variety. My question is, by how much should I expect my FTP to have improved? Or in other words, what should I aim for during the test? The thing is, I’ve never done a ‘traditional’ FTP test. To start the training plan, I did a step / stage test which I think gave me a pretty accurate benchmark (206 w) but what should I aim for in the final test. 10%? 5%?
I know this is impossible to answer precisely without knowing specifics about my fitness, riding ability etc, but I wondered if anyone knew a sort of theoretical improvement the training plan aims to deliver and that I could aim for during the final FTP test?
Any tips will be gratefully received