Looking for some advice
I’m due to do an FTP test later today and begin sweet spot base 2. In the past, I have struggled in the ramp test to get my FTP to match either the 8 min test or 20 min test. Generally, I perform best in the 8 min test, I put this down to endurance holding me back a little in the 20 min test. Asmtha in the cold and generally being hugely average at Vo2 holding me back on the ramp test.
Examples 282 FTP 8 min test, 278 20 min test, 246 Ramp test. All done same week with a days rest between, the order was ramp, 20 min then 8 min.
So my question is what do I do. Stick with the ramp test and get better at Vo2’s. Use the 8 min test as it gets the best numbers (reducing intensity of Vo2 workouts as generally struggle to complete). Use 20 min test as its closer to the original hour of power, plus I can use the Heart rate info to do HrTSS (with free training peaks account) to get a TSS for my mountain bike rides (no power meter).
Any thoughts much appreciated
P.s not a racer just want to be a decent all-round rider