After a few months of training indoors and with TR I have learned that I “overtest” a bit with the ramp test. I don’t want to change methods to 20-min test or 2x8 min.
I have figured out that for Sweet Spot and threshold lowering the intesity of the workout to 98% works great.
For Vo2 type stuff on the other hand it seems like I could/should increase it to 102-105% to get the intended effects.
My question now is what to do after my next ramp test that is coming up? Should I lower the ftp or just go with what I’ve been doing lately (and works)? If I should lower it, by how much? Do the 2% I lower intensity equal 2% lower ftp? And in that case, what do I do about the Vo2–max sessions?
The only benefit to lowering the ftp manualy I can see is to get the zones “correct” right around threshold.
Apologies if there already is a thread where I should have put this. I only found threads that were discussing pros and cons of different test methods…