I’m following a periodized training program (triathlon) that requires testing every 4 weeks. I’m unsure whether each new FTP should be registered into TrainerRoad after every test, or if the FTP should stay the same throughout the season.
For example, if part of my plan over a season is to improve my ability to sustain a zone 5 effort from 30 seconds to 3 minutes, then wouldn’t changing my FTP in TrainerRoad make it difficult to achieve this goal if my “zone 5” keeps changing throughout the season?
I also did a fitness test in a lab at the start of the season where they provided my power and HR training zones (among other metrics). I’m also unsure whether it’s a good idea to replace my zones from the lab with zones from a field test (e.g., ramp test)