Well it’s exactly one year (well a year and two days) since I rejoined TR. I was intending to ease things off through summer but obviously this year things didn’t pan out as planned so I ended up doing a full Base => Build => Speciality sequence and then continued with a plan (via Plan Builder) for an event in May 2021. Didn’t help that I broke my collarbone in January so a slight interruption!
I started with an FTP of 241W, my weight was 86kg so 2.8W/kg. I saw a steady increase in FTP and by mid-March I’d got to 266W, same weight, so 3.1W/kg. I’m now 61 years old BTW.
Over summer I didn’t retest so carried on at 266W, I felt that I was a couple of percentage points down on what my true FTP was - things like over-unders never felt too bad.
Retested yesterday and saw an increase of 6W to 272W. I’ve lost a kilo (actually fluctuating between 84 & 85kg) so I’m at 3.2W/kg. That’s a 13% increase. Ultimate aim is to get to 3.5W/kg which at my current weight means I need to get to 298W but a 5kg weight loss drops that target to 280W.
So how’s your year gone?