I am new to cycling (1.5 months doing group rides @ 18mph or so average pace) and brand new to TrainerRoad. I grew up running cross country and swimming competitively and am 6’2 and 175 lbs. I setup my trainer last night and completed the ramp test this morning to obtain my initial FTP.
The test looks like it began by assuming my FTP would be 120 or so since it started in the intervals in the 60 watt range. I made it to 38 minutes failing at the 251 watt mark and the test ultimately calculated my final FTP at 189. I feel that I started at too low of a watt interval and was therefore prematurely worn out by the extended length of the test. Is there a way to begin the ramp test at a higher wattage or am I just overestimating what my initial FTP should be?
Thanks for the help