Hello TR Team & community,
becoming a big fan, though I joined only some 5 weeks ago.
I am 42 and never did much sport in my life. Got a road bike in March 2019 and cycled about 2.5k km (1.6k miles) in my first year. In 2020 I will clock in around 7.5-8k km (5k miles).
Did my first ramp test 5 weeks back starting SSB1LV. Wasn’t too motivated on that day and just wanted to get over with it. By the time I couldn’t keep my cadence stable I gave up pretty quickly instead of grinding it until my legs failed. The result was an FTP of 188.
Two weeks ago I joined my first race (90 km of blocked roads in Shanghai is something you cannot say no to.) Avg. Power of 150 W over 170 min. This makes me guess, that my FTP could be 5-10% higher than what I scored.
My question: If I see a big increase in my FTP at the start of SSB2, should I rather go back to SSB1? What % range of FTP increase do you consider save to go on and when should I better get back to SSB1?
Best regards and stay healthy,