So we’ve had unusually hot weather in the UK recently and I took my scheduled ramp test yesterday. In my training room (dining room) the temp started at 24.1 degrees C and after 20ish mins of the ramp test it was just over 26 degrees.
My training has been semi-consistent but about the same consistency as I usually manage and I was expected to maintain or maybe get a small bump in ftp. I ended with a 9W drop (317 > 308) but when I did my last test the room was at least 5-6 degrees cooler.
How much of an effect does this temperature difference have on the test results? I’m going to stick to my new (lower) ftp as I figured that’s what I could manage in the conditions and will be doing the workouts in this block with similar conditions but I’m interested to know if anyone has any experience with this kind of performance decrease in the heat?