Sunday, December 23, 2007

Computrainer - 5x10m, revising FTP down

Computrainer today.

5x10m, attempting to do lactate threshold. Tough to do. Should have been 290-300, was closer to 240 Pavg.

Finished with 10x15s at VO2Max... Those where actually easier by comparison...

Based on recent performance I'm thinking that FTP has fallen again. Down to 295 as of Dec 2. I'm not sure if this is due to lower CTL or just lack of doing longer hard rides over the last few months. Or just because of the different conditions of training primarily indoors (fixed gear on the track and Computrainer.)

I have added FTP change points to the PMC chart.


Robert Jordan said...

You've probably already considered this: When I do Computrainer L4 intervals, I have to reduce road FTP wattage by about 6% to get the right effort.

Stuart Lynne said...

Yes, the point being that currently I'm almost (but not quite) exclusively doing track and CT, both of which seem to have the same issue. Lower apparent FTP. In theory I should of course do some tests to see what I could do, but I'm reasonably sure it won't be higher than the numbers indicated (i.e. 295 right now.)

I'll also note, that even when I do get out (maybe today for the first time in 3 weeks!!!) I also find it hard to put out big watts in the cold weather.