Went from 250 to 243 in the Ramp Test. Last FTP was set in March, before 2nd part of the Build Phase.
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I’m not sure if today’s ramp test went bad because a real lower FTP or due fatigue, I’ve felt weak since 250-260W, legs felt loaded a bit soon.
This might be because Sunday I did an intense outdoor 4h climbing workout (70km 2400 elevation meters). Yesterday did Andrews (1h 30min 70-75%) Not sure.
The other option is my FTP really lowered due starting riding outdoors too soon. Last 2 months, the Saturday and Sunday workouts were replaced with 3-5h outdoor rides. These outdoor rides aren’t structured at all, but they’re usually multiple climbs at a constant rythm. Plus 3 last weeks did only outdoor rides with Endurance TR workouts. No intervals at all, so FTP might be lower due not having that VO2Max very trained, so final minutes in Ramp Test could be affected, maybe?
Big mistake to not structure outdoor rides?
Do I start Climbing Road Speciality with FTP set at 250, 243 or should I test again?