to go so hard during your FTP test that you puke or almost puke. I’ve done 2 tests (20min), both giving me an NP of 182 (then FTP=172), but I never felt like I was going to puke and felt like I had a bit more left in the tank. I did get a bit lightheaded and started seeing black/bright spots, but no puking. I’ve subsequently reset my FTP to 185 because I’ve had rides of 3hr or so where my NP was above my FTP and I didn’t feel like they were really very difficult rides.
Anyways, how do you push yourself so hard during this FTP test that you just about or do puke? What do you do to make yourself keep going when your legs/lungs are on fire, but you’ve still got more time left to complete your test? If you feel like you’re going to puke, does this mean you are at or very near your FTP? My next FTP test will probably be around the 3rd week in March.
Edit - It's not about puking anymore...that doesn't mean much I don't think. Other than I ate a greasy meal and then rode