So I completed the SSB LV1 plan and am wondering where to go from here.
TLDR; first RAMP test was 123, after SSB it was 150. Should I move onto the build phase or continue with base.
Background: I just bought a road bike in August so I am completely new to the sport. I was a distance runner in highschool so the structured and interval work offered by TR was very appealing. I bought a smart trainer and got started. I basically came in with no fitness at all. I had knee surgery on an old ACL tear 2 years ago and never fully recovered. My left leg had basically no muscle.
My first RAMP test came out to a 123 FTP. I am 5’10 and 160 lbs, so that was pretty awful, but I wasn’t that surprised given my leg and overall fitness. I made it through the 6 weeks of SSB1 and felt great. I am already starting to see my muscle coming back.
I took another RAMP test last night and got a 150 FTP. I felt this was pretty good given my level of fitness.
So my question is, should I move on to another base plan? Or should I go right into the build phase? I haven’t had any knee pain yet but also don’t want to over do it.