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  1. #11
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    May 2014
    A little update... did my first TrainerRoad ramp test yesterday. Got a result waaay below what I expected, so I sulked for 5 minutes then hopped back on and did it again. The fact that I could even do it again shows how I did not dig anything like deep enough on the first go, and what's more I got a result the second time that was higher and more like I expected.

    Still 5% down on my 8 min test in Oct, which seems fair as that was a while ago, not to mention a different test protocol which I paced well, so arguably 'gamed' it.

    However, I've been finishing the TR sessions to date based on this higher FTP, so should I stick with it, or go with the new lower number?

    I can see the advantage of the ramp test in as much as you can't pace it, but its still more of a mental test than a physical one so still takes a bit of practice.
    "If you act like you know what you are doing, you can do anything you want- except neurosurgery"- Sharon Stone

  2. #12
    Senior Member VLAD (the Friendly Vamp)'s Avatar
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    Jul 2004
    Flying through your bedroom window at night time
    Go middle for diddle and you get the best of bothy worlds.
    "Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself."
    Gene Simmons - Kiss

    God - why am I so great !!!

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