Good evening all!
Just a quick question, Zwift recently updated my FTP after I conducted one of the workouts “Tractor Pulls”.
Picture paints a thousand words so see graph below (lap in pink). Essentially the workout had a set of intervals that required me to do 113% FTP at 55rpm for 1 minute, followed by 94% FTP at 90rpm for 1 minute, ten times through so a total of 20minutes.
This led to my 20minute peak performance being 199w so my FTP has been bumped up from 185w to 190w.
So the question is, should I update it? I feel because of the nature of the workout (low rpm) I should just void it. I really wasn’t blowing that hard like I would in a FTP test, my legs were obviously in some discomfort it was tough, but nothing compared to a test.
My main reason I feel to void it, is because if I was to do this test in a couple of days with the new FTP my FTP will just update, and again and again and again until eventually I fail the workout.
I am a massive amateur to cycling especially understanding how cadences effect workouts apart from the obvious the lower the harder on the legs … so any advice on training or rpm matters is also appreciated!