Tagged: FTP Test using Zwift?
- September 1, 2021 at 5:46 pm #22793condonmParticipant
Hi Coach Lynda,
I am currently in Week 9 (recovery) and last week (8) during my 3×20′ intervals I noticed that they seemed a bit easier than normal. I’d like to make the most out of the next 3 training weeks and was wondering if I could incorporate an FTP test into one of my upcoming workouts. The other question is could I conduct the test using my Wahoo Kickr stationary trainer and one of the Zwift FTP workouts?
- September 2, 2021 at 7:56 am #22801LyndaKeymaster
Awesome to hear your FTP is rising. Hard work and excellent recovery are paying off!
I recommend using your week 10 day 2 workout as a test. That way you can stay on plan and get a solid check on your power levels. Do this one outside if possible. Do your 3 x 20 and push up the pace as far as you can while keeping a mostly even power average over the 3 intervals. E.G. the 3 intervals will go 250w, 252w, 255w or something like that. If you blow up and are unable to finish the 3 x 20 or fade dramatically on your final one, keep your current FTP with no changes. Empty the tank on the final interval! The average power from the 3 x 20 is your new FTP.
I’m leaving for my annual month-long sabbatical and will close the forum at 5pm today until Oct 1st. Get back to me asap with further questions!
- September 2, 2021 at 2:01 pm #22808condonmParticipant
Hi Coach Lynda,
That makes perfect sense! I don’t have a long enough stretch of road unfortunately to do the test outside. The only question I have since it will be on the trainer is if I should use ERG mode or not. I hope you enjoy your sabbatical. Thank you for all of your help!
- September 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm #22813LyndaKeymaster
Keep ERG mode off for this one.
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