I am in the middle of my first all road training program. Completed my 4dp before the plan and am very sure I gave it my all. While I did not USE the bucket, I am VERY glad it was there. Diagnosis was sprinter, ftp 200, map 233, lthr 173, and max 999.
Now that I am half way in the program, I went through the first half monty and have ended up with some “interesting” results, but not sure how to interpret. Basically my FTP went down 2 to 198 (assuming this is within the margin of error) but my MAP went up to 278 and my LTHR went up to 178 as per the app.
My garmin unit is also tracking the same information, and reports my FTP is 193, and that my LTHR is still 173. Different system of course, but interesting.
Honestly I don’t know what it means.
Why would LTHR go up? Does it mean anything or is it just a reference number.
With the lack of an FTP change, does that seem to indicate my MAP as a limiting factor? Now that it is increasing, will it have a knock on effect so I can get my FTP up through the next portion of the training?
I am not new to training, but switched from Zwift as I always found the rides grinding, never quite hard enough on the short and HARD sections, and never quite easy enough on the tempo work. The Sufferfest is the opposite, easy is “easy”, and hard is… well, you all know already
Any ideas? If its just “you are doing what you should, keep doing it” Awesome.
Either way, wish me luck, shovel and hammers all weekend.