Hey hey! I see people discussing the FTP test quite a bit, and saw Theia’s article that was posted in the Jan session earlier today, but I just sorta was wanting thoughts on how people go about this! I’ve been upping my FTP manually as things start to feel easier, because every time I do a test I see that the number I get out is much lower than what I “feel” like it should be based on how I’m feeling during the workouts.
I’ve tried using numbers from races, but they are also lower, probably because I’m still working on figuring out how much effort I can actually put out during races without passing out too early.
So thoughts? How do most people change their FTP number? Ramp test? 20 min test? Race numbers? Manually? I know this is super subjective and based on what YOU find to be the best way to measure, but I’m more curious and interested in the discussion to see how people manage this! I like the idea of using the course via the article posted today, so I might try that!