Any thoughts on this FTP vs NP relationship question I have?
Recently I ramp tested and result was FTP 279. Could I ride NP279 for 1hr Ride? I don’t feel so confident I would be able to do it based on recent outdoor Ride results and RPE, HR experienced during those rides.
A) I just need to find the right combination of strength areas and recovery timing/zone to achieve it?
B) FTP does not equal 1hr NP potential
C). Ramp test will result in higher FTP for someone with my current power and activity type profile
For example I can ride 60% FTP and do short (less than minute) sprint several times through out the ride @ 200-500%ftp but I am terrible on 5-20min sustained power.
Most of my rides are 40-80 mile road/gravel or 15-50 mile MTB XC terrain
D). Ramp test is not a good way to measure FTP to reference against target IRL NP for type of rides that require sustained power. For example, Compared to 20min FTP test
E) vary training focus to fit the Ride profile to modify my power and activity type profile
E) HTFU - try harder it’s in me somewhere
I think we all want to realize indoor gains outside.
You thoughts are appreciated.