In two weeks time I will be Everesting. I’ve been following TR’s base, build and speciality plans - I’m just about halfway through the speciality century plan - and have a ramp test scheduled for this week. The following week is my taper week. I’ve swapped these two weeks around so that the week of my Everesting is a taper week (this week should have been the taper week and next week the ramp test).
In the days (probably the week) following my Everesting, I’m not expecting to be on the bike - certainly not for workouts, though I may go for one or two gentle recovery rides.
Would I be better postponing the ramp test until after my Everesting when I’m fully recovered? Or should I do the test as scheduled? As I see it, if I do the test and I get a modest bump in my FTP, it could end up being negated by my taper week followed by time off the bike after my Everesting. My instinct is to postpone the test until after my Everesting, when I’ll be fully rested and recovered, and then finish the rest of the plan.
What are your thoughts?