Hi all, just bought TR, setup my account and jumped straight into the ramp test. Tl;DR my question is at the bottom in bold.
Zwift FTP: 240w
Max HR: 184bpm
What I didn’t realise is that after what I think is the ‘initial questionnaire’ where it asks training status etc. it estimates your FTP.
It estimated my FTP at 180w, when in reality it’s ~240w. I’ve been riding zwift daily since March so am confident in that, plus my last zwift ramp test that’s what I got.
As a result, the steps only went up at ~10w a time, and my ramp test went forever - 26+ minutes.
My legs felt good, but my heart blew up - I set new HR record of 196bpm. The ramp test calibrated me at 225w.
My question: if the ramps were more aggressive, I think I might have saved my heart a bit and used my legs more, perhaps able to eek out another ramp or so. Should I put off my training plan for another week and resit the ramptest with my new calibrated 225w? Or given it’s 15w, just get straight into the training plan, but I fear I won’t be using my time as efficiently given it’s 15w under.
Thanks for your advice!