I’m coming from zwift and about to start my training with TrainerRoad tomorrow. I’ve down a ramp test today.
Here is my background and question.
8 weeks ago, I’ve decided that the Gravel Grinder plan looks like a decent sweet spot based plan that could help me build a base. So, started the plan with a ramp test : 225W
2 weeks ago I’ve finished some workouts interval at 110% and feeling tired, looking forward to recovery but also great overall.
This week was a recovery week, I did low intensity and reduced volume, and short threshold work on Wednesday.
Yesterday, completely off.
That gets me today, did the ramp test on TR , 208W .
Now I’m confused. Last week crushing the workout at 110% 225 FTP, then this week very flat ramp test results? My heart rate didn’t ramp up near my max either, which it did last ramp test. I do feel my legs a bit heavy.
What would be my best approach to the base1? Use my new lower FTP and see how it goes? Or the opposite, old FTP and adjust ?
I greatly appreciate any advice ! Thank you!!
edit: kickr core trainer, calibrated before each ramp test