I started doing the workouts in January and my FTP keeps on dropping in spite of training about 12-hour weeks: five workouts on the trainer on weekdays and a long ride on Saturday mornings.
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 - 250
Monday, Mar 16, 2020 - 256
Monday, Feb 24, 2020 - 262
Monday, Jan 13, 2020 - 281
I have followed the plans that was generated: sweet spot and then builds. I believe I did two cycles with a two week recovery between.
Anything to look into to try to sort this out?
- I used to train a lot in my late 20s et early 30s and peaked at about 320-340 FTP or about 5 W/Kg
- I started to train again two years ago, now in my 40s and went from 175-ish to 275-ish FTP in about 18 months or about 4.25-4.50 W/Kg using my own plan (generic week without much periodisation of 1 VO2Max workout, 1 Threshold workout, 1 Sweet Spot workout, and 1 Long Ride with a recovery week every third or fourth week)
- I started TrainerRoad at the beginning of the year. I am following the plans but I keep on testing lower and lower
- The number of workouts pre and post-TR are the same: 5 indoors, 1 long outdoor ride; Covid didn’t change my schedule since I was already working from home; my sleep and nutrition are about the same; and I didn’t gain or lose significant weight
Thanks in advance for any feedback or ideas to figure this out.