Since the Ramp Test was introduced I’ve done three: One in August last year, and then two during General Build MV and XC Marathon this year (I used a 20 min test for my base). For the three ramp tests, my 1 minute peak power varies by 4 watts (297W, 302W, 301W). Should I be concerned that I am plateauing (despite my CTL growing nicely)? Could this be a limitation of the ramp test in that I may be “anaerobically challenged” or could it be that I am building fitness, but not anaerobic fitness?
I’ve typically seen my FTP rise ~5% using the 20 min test.