Monday, 3 June 2019
I have been cycling seriously for about 15 months now and have decided to take my training to the next level. I’ve joined TrainerRoad and am in the first month of training indoors and never owned a smart trainer.
I am really confused with my situation at the moment which I think stems from the FTP that I was assigned after completing the ramp test which I did twice. The first ramp test completed at 246 and the second attempt was 250. Subsequently, I set my FTP at the second value and have been completing workouts successfully.
My confusion comes from the TSS that I seem to be accumulating within the TR calendar from week to week as I do a lot of outdoor riding where I’ve had my FTP set at 270 within Strava and that has yielded TSS scores of 600 - 700 from week to week. However now my FTP is set at 250 I am accumulating TSS in the realms of (700 - 1000) from week to week. I really don’t think that it is possible to accumulate that amount of TSS from week to week without digging a fairly big hole for myself so something has to off in my opinion.
I did complete Palisade on the weekend and whilst it was hard it was manageable so I tend to think that my FTP on the trainer is correct but I feel that there seems to be a large discrepancy between my indoor FTP and outdoor FTP which is giving me values for TSS that would be far greater than my body would allow? Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
I want to say thanks to everyone for creating an awesome environment in which to learn and become faster.