I switched to Trainer Road 3 weeks ago after using another software for Nov-Dec… My RAMP test result is that my FTP is 265. An increase from 244. I am currently into SSB2 Mid Volume. Rides have been great if based on Target Power in each interval…I do not feel any training stress in the sense of burn etc…which has me thinking something is not right–but then I think this is BASE.
Should I RAMP test again?
Should I up the cadence and work towards Target Power?
I have a few weeks in SSB2 left…should I finish at this FTP and then Ramp test prior to the Build?
I had a hub power meter last year until I bought my new bike in June. Trek Domane SL9–Disc Breaks with Thru Axel and lost the power meter to my son on my old Specialized Tarmac Sl-4. That means I am on a Cycleops Fluid 2 with estimated power.
I raced for 9 years and then moved from UTAH to Pennsylvania. I am planning a trip to UT this July to show my girlfriend my old rides and plan to hit Alpine Loop, Little Cottonwood, etc…then rest a few days and ride the Desperado Duel on July 27. DD is chip timed and I would like a good time but as I have learned, would like to maintain solid power output over riding Anaerobically and blowing up.
I really enjoy trainerroad over other indoor programs and I am telling everyone about it and the podcast. The podcast helps me in many many ways and yes…I like the fact nothing on the screen during workouts says “FAILED”. It keeps me motivated to work hard at getting the target power, but I’d say I am in the RPE 4-6 on this SSB2MidVolume. Help…