Okay, so in as much as you can’t “fail” and FTP test…
I’m coming into the important bit of my season. It was set to be the important bit ages ago, but now it’s the only bit.
Mostly completed my last block with precision, some of the longer VO2 intervals (Dade etc) had a bit too much backpedalling for my liking, but everything else was fine.
I rested up and then did a 100km ride on Saturday with some hard climbing and a few power PBs (not clever and not something I usually do, but fun). Monday night I did a ramp test and just didn’t have it in me to suffer like normal. FTP drop from 298 a month ago to 278.
I then did it again the next morning and got a bump up to 282, which i followed up with Lafayette -1 in the evening.
I came through that with plenty to spare, so are we putting that “bad” test down to fatigue?
My response to ensure good quality training has been to manually bump up my FTP a touch and see how I get on? Is this sensible?