I currently do not train with a fan. All training is done in my basement at temps never exceeding 70°. Most of the training is done around 65°. My current FTP is 213. I just completed a 60 mile charity ride on Saturday. The ride had about 2600 feet of climbing, and 3 SAG stops. I never stopped for longer than 10 minutes. For the 60 mile ride my stats were as follows:
Avg speed 17.0
Moving time 3:32
Avg power was 154
Normalized power was 210
The NP is the metric I might be misunderstanding. Is it possible for me to have an NP for a 3.5 hour ride that close to my FTP? Or is my FTP actually higher, but since I’m not using any cooling during training, I can’t actually get to what it should be.
My wife had a similar trend:
NP for the ride was 150
If we were using fans, what increase in FTP would I likely see? The problem is if my FTP isn’t accurate, it’s hard to pace longer rides and I’m basically riding on RPE.