If FTP has a specific RPE then do we have a morning and afternoon FTP?

I did a workout in the morning for the first time today and boy was the RPE high. Makes me wonder if your FTP in the morning is lower than afternoon. (Well wherever your body clock likes to be)

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At this rate, we will have adopted a full blown postmodern view on cycling training by the end of the month :joy:



There has been a nearly endless set of discussions/debates about “what FTP is…” in the forum. There are some explicit FTP topics with this discussion, while it pops up as a tangent in many others. One of the most recent is inside vs outside, but there are likely parallels with respect to time of day and such with many other “why it is harder to train in the morning” topics. Here are some of the recent ones for reference: