I got a question regarding HR to power targets correlation, maybe you can help me out with it.
I have done full frontal in mid August, altough I did pace it rather well, I’m sure I could do 5-10% better due to lack of breakfast, poor sleep and no full frontal prep plan. I just did it to see how it looks like.
Over next 2 months I was only riding outside for pleasure, rides like Gran Fondo etc.
At the begining of October I have done half monty and my results were almost 23% better for FTP and about 11% for MAP. That was quite huge tbh, not something I would expect.
Anyway, I have started all purpose road training plan (advanced) with strenght (intermidiate), I’m done with first week. I have done Who Dares and Extra Shot today and in order to stay within HR zone during Extra Shot I had to reduce intensity manualy to 95%.
I haven’t done strenght training in the past 5 months so my question is whether added strenght training has lowered my numbers a little or is my current FTP numbers set in app a little to high? I must admit two things:
- I am a little sore after strenght training,
- when pacing subtreshold effort in half monty, I did go over set HR for maybe 30 sec in total during that 20 min test.
Should I continue current plan and observe HR/power correlation or would you do some changes immediately?
Really interested in your opinion