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Old 08-01-20, 11:51 AM
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FulGaz FTP Program - Keen - End month 1

08/01/2020

FulGaz FTP Program - Keen
These sessions have proven to be tougher, as expected and hoped for. I did make the mistake of turning them UP in the middle of the month, but returned to the lower setting once I determined I was unable to complete the session.
I've changed the FTP test I'm using. I just don't have the skills to pace for 20mins as required by FulGaz test and I hope that is giving me an artificially low FTP number.
This low number then sets the stress for the up coming month of training.
Using a Ranp test, there is NO pacing required. I've now done two of these, 1 week apart, and the two results are within 1% of each other.
So my new FTP
06/30/20 FTP = 144W
07/31/20 FTP = 155W
a 7.6% increase for the month...... (Although my testing method has changed so possibly inflated)
My end of August test will be performed using this same Ramp Test method and will give a better oranges/oranges comparison.

Unlike the BEGINNER program that I abandoned after 1 month, I will continue with the KEEN program into month two.

Barry
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