New cyclist, first time TR here. I’ve had a lingering suspicion the past two weeks that my FTP of 147w from my ramp test ~4 weeks ago is slightly lower than what it actually is.
During the last interval of today’s threshold workout, I felt really good and decided to push it to max failure the last two minutes. Strava is telling me my 1 minute power during this effort was 291w, so 291w x 0.70 = 203w new FTP.
I feel good and don’t anticipate any problems with tomorrow’s sweet spot workout. I’ve also done 783 TSS this week of a planned 400 due to additional active recovery/z2 rides on my off days. So, definitely think I’ve been working at a zone below what I should be for all my workouts.
OR, is this typical noob mistakes and I’ll be due for some serious overtraining symptoms some time soon.
If not, is it safe to assume the Strava guesstimate and rough calculation of 203w is closer to my actual FTP or is this not comparable to the ramp test.
BTW, I’m probably going to just retest on Monday or Tuesday after a real rest day.