I just finished SSB MVI. As the title states it is the first block of structured training I have ever done. I did really well and only failed one workout the whole time, felt like I was improving a lot. I should also mention this is my first year cycling, so I was expecting some big noob gains.
Then the recovery week happened…
I had friends surprise me by coming in from out of town and we spent the weekend out and about and over indulging. I felt a bit run down and sick on Sunday, felt a little better by Tuesday so decided to go for the prescribed Ramp Test.
I felt quite awful during the Ramp Test and end up getting the exact same FTP. I am at a loss now. I can’t decide what to do. Maybe this was a fluke because I am not truly rested and recovered? Did I lose the fitness I gained over the past 6 weeks because of some bad decisions and lack of sleep?
I am clueless on where to go from here. I was thinking I might re-test after another few days (week?) of recovery rides. Any help on where to go from here is appreciated, should I redo SSB MVI, just accept the FTP and move to SSB MVII? Re-test?
I am at a 3.0 W/kg with a 226 FTP. Got my bike in March and rode/raced over the summer and rode 4-5x a week.