Ok so my ramp tests have actually been losing a few watts each time the last several training cycles. I feel pretty good though and wonder if I’m just mentally not giving as much as I can during the test. Maybe I’m bailing early.
I started doing the ramp tests differently the last couple times. I only watch cadence and don’t display my power or HR or time of the test until I’m done.
I thought my max HR was around 185. I hadn’t got it over that for at least a year and it’s been a couple years since I got it to 189 once. I just figured well you do get older (I’m 43)
I started zwift racing for kicks and have done a couple races now. So I’m using the same trainer and ftp calculation that TR sees.
my last race I hit HR of 191 toward the end. I actually held it there for a bit and didn’t die either! (But I was spent when the race was done)
So I started thinking today… am I sand bagging my TR workouts with the ftp too low ???