I took on a ramp test today and was pretty happy - made it to the 480 watt barrier and then had to pull out. The result of the test has me a bit lost though. The last ramp test I had got me as far as 460 watts so I was assuming that with the extra 20, something positive would come of it.
At the end of the test there was no change in my previous FTP. I assumed that it would at least go up (or maybe down) by a digit or so at least but alas, I have the exact same result that I got 2 months ago. Weird thing Is the ride just came to an end like a normal ride. There was no ‘new FTP result’, regardless if I made progress or went backwards, pop up. I stopped and then the ride saved.
All the ride data saved so I can compare apples and oranges here: test 2 months ago had an average power of 239 and today was 247 so very close. Also on the power graph, the time spent in 425 to 450 watts for today’s ride was 1:10 and the previous ride was 1:20. After that for both rides the next power range up is less than a minute. While all the ride data has shown up on Zwift Companion, the main Zwift app still says the last ramp test I did was 2 months ago.
A handy thing to stop me from going nuts over this would be to know how I could get my FTP result from today’s ramp test with all the ride data that saved. I could be over thinking this and the reality is my FTP is still exactly the same down to the nearest watt.
Has anyone ever had this happen before?