This is my second time doing this set. I did it for the first time after I did my first FTP test of this season. It was hard. Today I did it after I did my second FTP test with my new FTP numbers.
It was difficult and my inability to hold a consistent power shows that.
Today my average power for each lap was:
292, 292, 293, 287, 291, 287, 286, 290, 284, 299
408kJ, NP 261W , IF 1.04, av Power 233W
Last time was lower but for more consistent:
272, 272, 272, 272, 273, 268, 270, 270, 271, 277
396kJ, NP 246W , IF 1.02, av Power 227W
Five weeks makes quite a difference.
Second one done six weeks after the first.
As can be seen I had a lot left at the end – need to have more faith in my abilities for the next test. HTFU, go out hard and possibly fade at the end.
Averaged 265W for 20 minutes.
That makes my new FTP 252W – 13W in 6 weeks is pretty good.
I’ll do another test in 6 weeks.
Adding more VO2 max sets from now on… is it possible to go up 20W in 6 weeks?
252W -> 272W
Just under two hours in minus 12 C. I think this should be here:
Keeping me warm were my new gloves:
I had no liners in them and they were pretty good; I had to shake the blood back into my thumbs a few times.
The day before I managed to do 6 x 9:00/1:00 Sweetspot intervals.
Time to do an FTP test too.
Tough start to the day… more training to follow plus a summary.