New to the Wahoo Systm/Sufferfest training plans! Have been using Zwift for around a year but thought I’d give the Wahoo trial a go.
I thought it would a good idea to do the Half Monty and Full Frontal tests before starting any of the training plans just to see where I was at performance wise.
On Zwift I only ever done ramp tests (roughly every 6-8 weeks) and my FTP 6 weeks ago was 305 according to this test. I’ve been training pretty hard the last 6 weeks so was expecting some further improvements. I took a few days of recovery before hitting the Half Monty and my FTP came out at 299. Not a considerable drop so I wasnt too bothered. Anyway took another 2 days recovery, did a light ride and then the primers session before doing the Full Frontal.
I saw increases to my 5 sec and 1 min power but my FTP came out at 282. To be honest that test was brutal and after the 5 min effort I felt broken.
I’m wondering where I should set my FTP moving forward. Shall I leave it at 282 or somewhere between my Ramp and Full Frontal result? Would be great to hear your thoughts before I begin a plan as I’m looking to get as much as I can out of this moving forward!
I’d suggest starting out w the 4DP profile you generated from your FF. Try out a week’s worth of content, see how you feel. FF is very different from a straight ramp test (as you’ve seen), and timing and pacing are as much art as science.
@cirin0 +1 for keeping the 4DP metrics. See where it goes for the 1st week or so. It takes a while to get around the pacing of Full Frontal and we have all been there. Also testing is always going to vary by day - based on stuff like hydration, stress, temp, etc. so numbers aren’t always linear. Best of luck to you!
Not completely, just want to give a shot in structure training. I like how plan is layered out on a calendar. zwift doesn’t provide that however i like the social of it.
I’m running both kickr controlling on wahoo and power in zwift