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Old 11-24-21, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
Wow! That's a lot of testing. Do you find that your FTP changes that much in a 2-week period? I only test maybe 3 or 4 times per year, usually at the start and end of 3 month training blocks.
Hard to say how the next 3-months will go as Zwift is still very much an experiment for me, but last winter (weekly avg vol of 15 hrs with less than 10% of this work above HR zone 3) my ftp went up by ~30w using this approach.. no doubt in part due to familiarization with the test itself. On the other hand, I also dropped 8-lbs of fat so power-to-weight was the more notable "achievement". Either way, I mostly treat the 20min as a bi-monthly low tss workout to improve my cadence and ability to sustain threshold efforts without blowing up
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