I have been following training plans now since October and so have done a few ramp tests. Until this week my workouts have been manageable and a little uncomfortable at times, but always doable.
My last ramp test on Monday nearly killed me!!! And increased my FTP from 202 to 221 since I last did it 5 weeks previous. As a result, since this new FTP figure, my workouts have become almost non manageable… certainly the threshhold ones I have been almost at the point of failure, they have been that difficult. On some I’ve had to dial down the intensity by 2-3% to be able to even finish them.
Has the ramp test over estimated my FTP? Or has it consistently been on the low side and I’m only now getting a taste of what I should have been experiencing for months!!
I do certainly feel that I gave it my all on my last test… more than before.