I am 4 weeks away from the end of build phase and that also culminates in a B race (Standard distance duathalon 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run), I plan to use the race as an assessment of bike fitness.
My question is what should I do post race, I race on Saturday and my speciality phase ramp test should be on the following Tuesday.
a) play it by ear and see how I am on the Tuesday
b) Do an easy ride on the Tuesday and move the ramp to the Wednesday or Thursday
c) Just grin and bare it
I’ve done 2 ramp tests so far and neither have been particularly good, last time I raised my FTP by 12 manually and it worked out fine.