i did an FTP test earlier in the week. i’m down to 254W at 69kg. i tested back in march at 293w at almost the same weight. when we first went into lockdown i hit the training pretty hard (+20% TSS a week for a month) and have also been running on top which put me into a over trained hole for a month (no power or strength in the legs and just wanted to get off the trainer).
now i’m out of this i’ve done 3 tests all of which had me redlining my heart rate, so i don’t doubt i wasn’t working for it.
the problem i have is that although i tested at 254w this week, i just jumped onto a threshold workout, kaweah, (holding 242w) which had my heart rate at ~143 bpm which is 20bpm off my normal threshold.
i’m back riding well outdoors and set some power PR’s this week, so i’m a tad confused. any now want to over write the FTP result like i had to last time so that i’m actually getting some work into my legs.
- am i still over trained?
- is it my trainer? Kickr Snap, no previous issues. turbo tyre hasnt changed, and is calibrated every use.
- TR is up to date
- what else?