All, I’m 58, always in somewhat decent shape and started biking in August on a Trek FX3, liked it enough that by fall I had a new Kickr Core and started to suffer. 6’2", I currently weigh around 190, down from 230 back in m weightlifting days. Floundered through my first FF after using sufferfest for a month or so at the end of December-
NM - 784W
AC - 326W
MAP - 188W
FTP - 137W
Test results were valid although my FTP numbers didn’t all come from the 20 minute test.
I loosely followed a gran fondo plan prior to and did most of the TOS nuclear although I did have to dial it back on HIE. Nine hammers was always easily doable so I figured my FTP test number was low. Re tested at the start of March and absolutely nailed FF. I mean my pacing was spot-on for everything except the NM and I was trashed after each interval.
NM - 784W
AC - 392W
MAP - 206W
FTP - 152W
AC numbers were adjusted down to max of 190% of MAP.
I was kind of disappointed with the modest improvements in FTP and MAP after seeing the type of improvements others have made. I’m wondering now what FTP goal I should set for the end of the year? Is 200 reasonable, or not enough? I need a goal so that when I hit it I can justify buying a new road bike . Really, I’ll buy it either way, LOL. Also, any advice for plan I should work on along with more outdoor mies?? TIA for any feedback.