Okay, so I’m super brand new to trainer road, but have been using Zwift as a training tool and for winter indoor riding since March of 2019. I was using it for Zwift racing to help build me up for the outdoor season this year, but when the outdoor season was cancelled, I went to using Zwift and focused on the indoor racing.
Just before I got massively sick, sometime in April, I did the Zwift ramp test and it estimated my FTP at about 267. When I started feeling better, I tried to do the same intensity but I couldn’t even finish sweet spot training as prescribed. So I retested and it went down to 256, and again down to 240. I have been using the Zwift workouts at 240, and have been consistently completing them but most of them are Zone 2 - 3. I did finish a torturous V02 one.
Fast forward to today, and the last time I did a ramp test was 7-8 weeks ago, so I answered that I haven’t test my FTP with the TR Ramp test. So the test started me out with an FTP of 160 something, and I was on the ramp for quite awhile. It ended up estimating my FTP at 202, after I stopped spinning in the 270s at failure. It’s been two days since I last worked out.
I definitely know I have been capable of a heck of a lot more than that and had done a short race three months ago where I held an average of 261 watts for 19:14, (but I did get sick again in early October and that has been the last race I’ve done) so my question is, should I get over my ego, accept the fact that I’ve gotten sick a few times, that my training hasn’t been that intensive and trust the process? Or should I retest and see if I can do better so that my training plan is more aligned? I guess I’m just nervous about wasting time with way too easy work outs.
Thanks in advance friends!