I’m in my 50’s, and my last few Ramp Tests I’ve had to quit due to knee pain rather than because I maxed out. I have a knee that doesn’t like heavy efforts, so I tend to do high cadence to increase power rather than use more muscle. That means I can do workouts around FTP, but with the Ramp, I start to feel a lot of pain around that 17th minute or so and can’t hold it…or rather choose not to hold it for fear of worsening the injury. So, I quit early and then bump the FTP up to make day to day training more where I would expect it to be.
Has anyone with a similar issue switched back to 8 or 20 minute FTP tests with any success? I’m aware of the knee pain thread, but was more looking for testing advice.