I had the chance to do a lactate threshold test with my coach 10 days ago.
Here’s the activity
I’ve been doing a bit of volume with some short ftp efforts and a bit more of sustained ss.
6 weeks at around 800tss per week + some general strength work in the gym.
After the test I’ve dropped the gym for a week, did my usual bike training and this weekend I’ve decided to try a zwift race as the weather was pretty bad. Link
I was quite surprised of the results as I’ve improved my cp20 (330w), cp40 (302w) and cp60 (309w).
Any help making sense of these results?
Maybe I was just too fatigued / in a big calorie deficit for the ramp test? Maybe is the inefficient rpm held during the ramp test (over 100rpm vs 90-95rpm during the race) ?
And finally, what should I set as my FTP for training?
I will provide some more insights once I get a reply from my coach.