I finished sustained power build mid volume I. The ramp test going into mid volume ii went up from 200 – 203. The next 4 weeks of sustained build was poor with a cold /virus so I did nothing for week 5 and a few endurance rides for weeks 6 7 and 8. Restarted sustained build from week 5 on the same FTP of 203 and struggled with most but just lowered the % or backpedalled when needed. Just finished ramp test before moving into climbing road race and was very disappointed to drop back to 196 FTP was expecting a small rise or staying at 203 FTP. Now to my question, I was due to start climbing road race mid volume 8 weeks that takes me up to hopefully a trip to the Alps to complete the marmotte. Should I continue with the program or revert back to sustained build ii and complete with the new 196 ftp. Thanks for any help.
PS I have completed the base program before moving onto build. Im 54 and was at 210 ftp and 3.00 power to weight before my trip to the alps last year.