Hi, going to try an FTP test today. Was going to do a 20 min test with appropriate warm up, etc. Coach who sponsors our club suggested an 8-minute (actually two 8-minute) test. Given my disdain for going hard by myself in training, the 8-minute test has some appeal -- shorter focus and less inner-self berating to go fast. 20-minute test seems to be much more the de facto approach for the test. Thoughts?
Also, said coach thought that doing the FTP test on a trainer was better than doing it outside because the results will be more consistent and comparable down the road. Of course this would be pure mental torture for me. Thoughts on this?
Last, I knew this training with power would be a big mistake. Looking at three races worth of normalized power data, I should probably try competitive knitting. I might have enough sustained power to hold a lead over some of those competitive ladies in my age group.
BTW, I read a lot of the training with power thread in the 33 and didn't see anything on this. Also tried the search function but FTP is too common a term.