Sorry for my english since I am a french TrainerRoad user.
I broke my collarbone a month ago and I am just beginning training again.
I was wondering how long it takes in average to get back the FTP I had prior to my injury.
For instance, a year ago, I had been cycling for 6 months when I engaged in HT training with TrainerRoad. My first FTP test with TrainerRoad gave a result of 230. It took me about 9 months of indoor and outdoor training (around 10-15 hours per week) to level my FTP to 280. And after a one-month break, I have just done a ramp test which gave a result of 230. So my FTP level is about the same as it was a year ago.
Do you think that if I do the same kind of training (in intensity and duration) as the one I engaged in a year ago, it will take the same amount of time as it took the past season to level up my FTP at 280 ?
In other words, do you really lose the fit gained in a year in only one month or do you think that I can get my level back more quickly than the time it took to get it initially ?
Thanks very much for your answers.