Well I bit the bullet and committed to a training program with TR, I’m going with the short base phase since I also commute on my bike.
That said, I think I made a bad decisions. I was so eager to do the ramp test that a) I did not sleep well last night and b) I’m coming off an illness and a hard week of exercise.
Specifically I had a chest cold that ended a few days ago (still coughing a bit though) and my TSS for this week was already at 410 with my daily commutes.
Would this negatively affect my ramp test? I went as hard as possible, to the point that my legs couldn’t turn the pedals over (in ERG mode). However I noticed my heart rate peaked at 165 and I know my max HR is 181. Should I wait a few days and retest or should I just go with what I got?