Hi TR fam,
So I’m back to structured training after 3 years off and am in week two of my low volume plan (with additional outdoor endurance riding). I got an FTP of 234w using the ramp test, which is about what I would expect, however, in the past I have had an FTP of 290w. Already in this second week I feel the intervals getting easier than expected and I’m wondering if it’s my body regaining fitness semi-fast.
The question is: if workouts start getting easy should I look to incorporate extra ramp tests (eg after 3 weeks), or look to consistently add a % and wait the normal 6 week ramp test intervals. If the former, what have you all done to fit it into the plan without harming the interval quality.