Just started with TR. Am 47 and historically mostly fair weather tourer and weekend road biker. After a few years off the bike am loving being back, and as you get older you realise time’s running out to get faster! I never tried structured training before - just riding. Years back I did some training with HR monitor and did an ftp test but new to doing with Power.
I don’t have a trainer so I went for the 2x8min option in a park (is most practical where I live).
Probably made a few mistakes in prep and execution but after the first run my knee was too sore and I decided to save the second run for another time.
So here’s a screenshot of the 8 min lap of my first run. After a 10min rest I felt that I probably couldn’t repeat the same pace, so of the 262W average I took off an arbitrary amount (40w) and then averaged the two and multiplied by 0.9, giving me an ftp of 218W.
Obviously I’ll redo this at some point and refine technique but I’ve nothing to compare it to - so I’m just wondering if where the ftp line sits on my power data seems somewhat reasonable as a starting point?
Thanks for any input.