I’m after a 6 months break from endurance sports - my last ramp test was in December - my FTP was 235 and it was already after two months off the bike. Previously I rode a lot outside - 300-500km per week mostly “zone 2”, occasional stava segment attack.
Anyways - I didn’t do any TR workouts after the test in december. I rode my bike a couple of times outside - maybe 700km total since January.
Two weeks ago I did another ramp test - my FTP went down to 212 - fair enough for being lazy all winter. During the next week I did three sweetspot workouts - two 90 min, one 120min (and a baxter). Second week was borrowed from sweet spot mid volume plan I. I thought the workouts were pretty hard, especially the over-unders.
Today I did the first workout from third week of sweet spot base mid volume I, and the intervals felt pretty easy to do. My heartrate was significantly lower than the weeks before (142 avg vs 152 during the interval at higher end of SS zone).
Is this a sign I should do another ramp test before doing any more work? If so - should I put the test in place of my next workout?
PS: I use virtual power but I keep my setup consistent
Sorry for my English.