my FTP was about 228. workouts were starting to feel kind of easy, and i hadn’t seen an FTP increase in quite a while, so i figured i’d do an FTP test to see if i had gotten stronger.
i did all the right calibration stuff, did spin downs, etc. i ride about an hour 5 nights a week throughout the year.
i’ve done the FTP short test before (more than 1 year ago), and it seemed more or less in line with what i was expecting.
the ramp test bumped my FTP up to 255! that’s a pretty big jump from 228. i did a workout after that and it fried me. i was expecting a jump to 240 or so at most – my threshold is definitely not around 240 – riding at 240 gradually raises my HR to max.
should i do it again? i got as far as i could in the ramp test, and nothing seemed “wrong” during the test. is the ramp test just more aggressive than other FTP tests? maybe i’m just a wimp and need to work at this new FTP for a bit longer before complaining?