Hi everyone! I’m new to structured training and did my first ramp test this morning and was hoping for some input. I know the test should last around 25ish minutes with the warmup/cool down, but mine was 46 minutes. It started with an estimated FTP 70 and I ended up at 137. The beginning felt like I was spinning out for quite a while since the initial targets were so low. With the test lasting as long as it did, would you recommend retesting? I can’t help but think I could have gotten a few more intervals at a higher power if it didn’t take so long to get there, but being so new to structure, would retesting impact the workouts that it’s worth a retest?
I tried searching for other posts on the same topics, but I didn’t see any that referenced a test that ended up lasting quite so long as this one.
For reference if needed, I’m 5’3", 103 lbs and the workout was completed on a Kickr in ERG mode.
Direct link to workout here: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/bedo723/rides/99231629
Thanks so much!