Firstly…I did the 4DP on the 10th Dec and absolutely hated it so thanks for letting me suffer…it’s appreciated. I only joined Sufferfest a few days ago after a 14 day trial.
I have ok numbers but I am still a bit disappointed and I have recorded higher MAP and FTP numbers last month. The MAP was arbitrarily set as I did about the same numbers as my FTP and the program complained.
The numbers were as follows.
FTP: 285 (3.2w/kg) (89kg)
MAP: 321 (adjusted to 115% of FTP)
I think 600 is within my grasp for the AC so not to bothered about that…I let myself slow down during the test and that is a mental thing for me.
NM was well paced and I started winding up the power before the interval so that I was just below peak power when it started. I touched 1308 according to Strava for the 1 second best.
For the FTP I have recorded 320watts for 20 mins in the middle of Zwift races and slightly higher (329watts) on longer rides outside when the weather was ok here. I think the 285 was an under performance and want to adjust it.
For the MAP I have recorded 357watts indoors recently with the right racing motivation on Zwift and again slightly higher (376watts) on a hill climb outdoors.
This is further reinforced by the fact that I did Revolver last night…I was sweating by the end and the intervals were ok but could have been more challenging. I wasn’t looking at quitting…I could probably have done the programme again. Top 1 minute power was 334 watts with the target set at 321 for the intervals.
I’m going to raise the FTP in the app up to 300 and the MAP to 350…does this seem sensible?
Just for info…I’m a 42yo male enthusiastic amateur who would like to try his first Crit next year when the lockdowns are gone.
Thanks for any info