Had a minor spill this morning on some black ice. I was doing my final endurance ride of my taper week. Came off at the start but still managed 1h30m zone 1/2 ish.
I am meant to be doing a ramp test tomorrow but i’m a bit stiff and it’s painful to walk. I could ride, ish, but would probably struggle with anything too serious. I’ve done SSB1 MV 1&2 and then repeated SSB MV 2 in January so ready to build…
So some advice on options would be appreciated:
How long should I rest? Till I can’t feel any muscle strain? Or just give it a couple of days and do an easy ride?
Should I do abother taper week and start the build next week? Or shall I do one Endurance ride and then a ramp test later in the week?
I don’t want the fact that my next ride is a test putting me off riding, but then i’m also fresh and ‘ready’ for the test. I don’t want to sell myself short and take it too easy for the next 4 weeks becasue I couldn’t get the power out…
Other option… Skip the test, rest a bit and then do a mix of rides this week and then bump ftp by 5% (the same as my pre christmas gains doing SSB 2) and carry on with the plan and see if I can cope. My next ramp test will be in 4 weeks.