I have an FTP question for anyone using both Trainer Road and Zwift.
In October my FTP test placed me at 274.
I completed Sweet Spot Base Build, and my next FTP Ramp test indicated FTP 268.
I did not drop it and have kept it the same with solid success.
I am currently in week 5 Low Volume of XC Olympic Race.
Rather than switch to a mid-volume program, I am also doing Tour de Zwift for fun and to push myself. I am not using Zwift Structured Training. Last week after a stage Zwift upped my FTP from 271 to 281.
After riding last night, Zwift upped my FTP to 301.
(My power was over 320w for most of the ride, my cadence was 80-110rpm, this is obviously because of Trainer Road !)
I have been completing my TR workouts well, and I likely need to raise my FTP slightly.
I CAN do another ramp test, but now is not. great time in the middle of the program.
My HR in TR during VO2 work is never zone 5, never as high as the Zwift races.
I have been working to increase my riding cadence up to 105+rom and to comfortably push my HR over my usual zone 4 during intervals and races.
Has anyone used recommendation from Zwift to adjust their FTP in TR?
Moving to 301w seems very high to me.
I was thinking I would raise TR by +5w and see how the next VO2 workouts go.
I am using a 2018 Kickr, Wahoo Cadence sensor and wahoo HR monitor.
I usually run TR on my iPad, and Zwift on my Mac, all connections via Bluetooth.
I alway FTP test in Trainer Road; the last 2 tests using the ramp method.
If anyone has experience with these comparison I would like to know what they tried.