Hi all - my first time posting in the forum, but been using TR for a couple of years and love the product, the podcasts, community, and especially the results!
Anyway - preparing for my first outdoors FTP test (just bought my first power meter, 4iiii). Have previously tested on my Tacx Flux, but have a feeling my outdoors results will be significantly higher than indoors. A few questions on how to best perform the test (I’ll be doing the 2x8 minutes version):
- Am I right in understanding that TR recommends using the better of the two 8 minute efforts as FTP (multiplied by 0.9 of course)?
- Do you recommend using Avg Pwr, Avg Pwr with Zero Averaging, or NP? I figure that which ever I use for testing, I will use for training as well and I would think that either of the latter two should give the best result - what’s your take?
As a subnote, I’d be curious about your opinon on which of the three is the best approximation of an indoor effort.
Looking forwards to your thoughts