I’ve got my FTP test tomorrow. This test will mark the start of ‘proper’ training for my A Race in October (fingers crossed…)
Just to be absolutely clear, I’m not worried or concerned about the number I achieve, rather the accuracy and usability of that number.
As I recently invested in a Stages Gen 3, left side only power meter, I’ve noticed something that simply doesn’t make sense, in regards to me and my ability at least. My weekend ‘endurance’ rides are reporting back via the TR calendar with IFs between 0.88 - 0.93. That’s not endurance and I’m pretty certain I can’t hold that intensity for 3+ hours. So something is off. I have Zero reset the Stages and updated the firmware but that made no difference.
Nice problem to have, hey? Not really as I ‘think’ I’m training in zone but who the hell knows? It feels like endurance and I’m not shattered but as these rides become longer, the data could be even more out of whack.
What do I do? Use my Flux 2 trainer for indoor consistency or test using the Stages? I’ve watched the @GPLama Stages Gen 3 YouTube review and I get the impression that it’s a pretty reliable device. Plus, only using the one device would ensure indoor and outdoor consistency, right?
It seems so obvious but my mind is all over the place. Slap away