Quick update (08/Aug/2023): I’ve finally had a new big bump in FTP from AI FTP Detection, after the first week of SS base LV from the 4th week of my new Granfondo Low Volume Plan. Got from 258w to 264w I think AI FTP detection really isn’t a fan of polarized training but mainly these edge cases/outliers of updating the power meter treading from another device also really doesn’t help.
Anyway, I am obviously stocked about my new FTP increase bump and hope to continue doing even more progress from here on out. Aiming some national granfondo rides too in this and the next year already.
I ride with a retired professional athlete (not cycling) sometimes. My watts/kg is higher than his, and so while I can beat him on smooth-ish (road or gravel) surfaces, he absolutely crushes me mountain biking.
I wouldn’t sweat the numbers - is it fun and contributing to health?
@lokerola and @firemunki, I’m glad you guys liked it. I’m happy to share it with you, no problem. Just please let me know of any improvements you find useful and nevermind some stuff being in portuguese
Here you go:
note: it’s pretty simple just for me to keep track, so yeah, anytime I add some new row I have to update the graphs data input manually.
Hopefully someday we can have graphs like this on TR site as well. #ideas
Nice spreadsheet. I’m late to the party here but definite mere mortal. In 2020 I was going fairly well - FTP of around 2.75 W/kg and improving, weight about 82-84kg. Fast forward a couple of years through several lockdowns and the demoralising aspects of same, plus at least 2 bouts of covid and weight had ballooned to 96kg (hello comfort eating) and FTP crashed to about 1.75 W/kg.
It’s come on steadily since starting back with TR just after Christmas and is now at 2.21 W/kg (just shy of moving from “Couch potato” to “Meh” in Garmin terms ) weight is also coming down, so that’s helping. I had enough increase by June to get me over a nasty climb in a sportif that I’d had to abandon in April.
So, work in progress, but happy with the way things are going. I’m not aiming for any huge target - my primary aim being able to ride the types of sharp short climbs (and the not so short one) we have around here and have the endurance to do it up to the 150-200km mark (audax is a goal)
Haha, I remember when I started trainerroad a couple years back, I got into cycling when COVID hit and my FTP was 68 or something redonkulous. For sure it was below 100, which put me at around 1.5 Watts/Kg? I’m still not even at 3 watts/kg.
I am at barely 3 w/kg right now and I doubt I’ll ever get back to my record 3,4 w/kg. I’m big so I’m fast in the flats and that’s good enough for me. I tested for Vo2Max of 56 five years ago, and now my Garmin says I’m at 46