Hi all. I’m fairly new to Zwift, started this year (Jan 2021) and really love virtual riding. Its been a life-changer in terms of getting regular exercise, which I’ve never kept up before. As a 52 yo, overweight, out of shape male, it couldn’t have come along at a better time. My goal is getting into shape, lose weight, and get strong enough to begin some IRL rides around the world. That’s the dream!
When I started in January, the program estimated a 135 FTP. By March/April, I was up to 195 and I could really sense the progress. VO2 max workouts were no longer a huge struggle. July/August were spent away from the trainer, and since September I’ve been back on the bike regularly. The FTP is now back up to about 165. What is a realistic FTP to strive for? I like the idea of having a goal and having an FTP target. Is 220 for my age and condition realistic? My Fitbit app puts my VO2max in the 35-39 range. Any comments from other’s experience would be appreciated.