Hi, TR community.
I’ve been plagued by a series of failed workouts since an increase in FTP from 261 to 276.
The timeline: Started using TR in Jan of 19. I did SSB1, 2, Sustained Power Build, Century on my way to my A race. Started with an FTP of 251 based on a 3rd party test. I did great from 251 to 261. During my next test I did some math to see how many steps I need to get to see a significant increase. Made it to 276. Then, I started failing workouts. Since May, Ive failed better than 50% of the workouts (most in the 1-1.5hr duration) on my calendar. A race was the Climb to Kaiser in June. Race went well, thanks to TR and a read through “How Bad do you Want It?”. Stayed off the trainer for about 2 months. Hopped back on in July and went from 276 to 277 without really trying to “game” the test. Again, have failed about 50% of the workouts since.
My question: do I need to bump the FTP back down so I can complete these workouts? I am a bit confused how I can repeat an FTP test at 277 but struggle to complete the workouts. Maybe I am just at a mental cross roads where I have to push through and HTTHU to make gains/complete workouts.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks, all.