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in: Grandpa Jameson; Grandpa Jameson > 2018-01-21

Jan 21, 2018 3:47 PM # 
Hi James, I saw your post with Art regarding upping your FTP % per week on TR. So if my last workout was 130/132 TSS and .086 / 0.87 IF , hitting majority of my sweet spots and thresholds with just a few off my 6 - 7 watts, would that be fair to increase my FTP? Thanks
Jan 21, 2018 10:29 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
what's up dude!

what week are you in the TR program?

do you monitor HR during these workouts? have you noticed any dropped in HR at the .86/87 IF workouts?

but i really do think if you are working through 4 or 6 week training block using TR that increasing your FTP a couple of watts er week is really beneficial because you should be getting fitter by the week and maybe wasting some time if you only increase your FTP/make the workouts harder every 4-6 weeks when there is a test.
Jan 22, 2018 3:03 AM # 
I just finished my first week.

I monitor my HR during all my workouts. My HR feels pretty good in the 130s and 140s, but once I hit the 150s I'm feeling it in my legs, not breathing hard, probably because I did not give my body a break, plus I'm trying to get use to working out on a trainer vs outside riding. Mental Game.

I will try and bump couple watts per week as you stated. Great information on your blogs bro. Love learning.. Thank you.
Jan 22, 2018 1:02 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
any time dude. learning to do workouts in ERG mode on the trainer definitely takes some and it's a skill.... but it works!

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