Just after some advice, I’ve been searching around and cannot find any answers.
Basically I started cycling after a 9 month lay off last October (baby number 2 was born) I was supposed to be racing 2020 but due to Covid for obvious reasons that didn’t happen.
Last winter went pretty well started off (October 2019) FTP at 230 watts at 80kg (definitely carrying timber here) tried trainerroad for a while but couldn’t stick to the workouts (found sweet spot extremely hard) so after maybe 2 weeks I chucked in the towel and did some zwift and usual base junk miles.
Ftp best this year I put at 300 watts and 69kg this is a guess from my best 20 min being 320.
I did 10,000km this year up to September then took 6 weeks off (4 weeks I ran most days then 2 weeks completely off)
Straight after two weeks off doing nothing I did a ramp test and got 258. Which I expected due to the time off. (This was last week)
Now I set my ftp at 250 thinking I wanted to start off being able to finish the workouts and apart from the endurance workouts like petit I’ve not been able to finish the sweet spot ones, I’ve started sweet spot base mid volume 1 and finding it super hard again.
I’m thinking (hoping) this is just due to getting back on the bike and starting again from nothing.
Current weight is 73kg so would have thought these workouts wouldn’t be too bad.
Now I do believe sustained power is a massive issue for me, I’m very anaerobic, sprinting peak above 1600 and 1 min best was 700 this year.
Would really like to stick to Trainerroad this winter if possible so if anyone has any advice for me, I’ve got the Wahoo fan set up so over heating isn’t an issue.
Not sure if I need to lower ftp more or just keep at it hoping after a couple of weeks it gets better.
Thanks in advanced Oli