So I was thinking about how you don’t realize when your kids grow in front of your eyes because it happens so slowly on a daily basis yet you can notice the difference when you see the pics from a year or two ago. Then I wondered why I can’t do the same thing with my FTP?
I was thinking that you can raise your FTP every 1st of the month by 1-2 watts. The difference in the workout is insignificant and negligible. A 1 watt increase would amount to 0 difference in endurance and 1 watt increase in target of SS and higher. Really, that’s not even remotely in the realm of error rate of the power meter. 2W increase is the same.
By doing the plans that you do, and doing the workouts with fidelity, one can increase the ftp by 1-2W each month. At the end of the year, that would amount to 12-24W increase.
The caveat would be that you can’t increase the FTP if you get sick for a week or can’t finish your workouts more than 90% of the time. This would also bypass the incremental jumps of ftp where for 2-3 weeks after a new higher ftp, you struggle with the big jumps in target power.
Is there a reason not to do it this way? What is the flaw in the logic? Or did I just have an epiphany?