Just looking for general feedback. I use AT to prepare for a non specific TT season that runs May-Aug. It’s just me against me for fun and fitness. Recently in lieu of ramp testing, I’ve been using the following metric to reward myself with a 5w FTP bump. Just looking for any obvious cons to this method.
I follow TR plan but will often push myself a little harder targeting 2-3 key rides per week for progression increases. When I find that I can hold level 7.5 rides in SS, Thresh and VO2, I bump my FTP up 5w and then fall back to level 5, repeat process.
Nate said in the other thread that a 10 PL at 300 watts FTP was equal in difficulty to a 4.9 at 330 watt FTP.
It’s probably still valuable to make yourself get to the 7+ levels occasionally and stay there for a bit because those intervals are generally longer at threshold/Sweetspot power, or give you way less rest.
That makes sense and thx. I’ve also noticed that as I move closer to my potential upper fitness level, each progression climb takes longer and is more challenging. Hanging out at 7+ for a week or so is a good call.
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