I started Time Trialling just over a year ago. Been cycling for about 5 years. I normally do 2,000 to 2,500 miles a year at a decent pace on rolling loops. Now I want to up my game a bit on TT’s etc. in the coming season.
I can currently beat 22mins for 10 mile TT and I can beat the hour for 25 mile. Current PB 58 mins.
I have never done any structured training program.
I am brand new to TrainerRoad (joined last week). I have done a couple of little workouts and I did the 8 minute FTP test in TT position. This gave FTP of 278.
I decided to do a ramp test today in TT position and that gave FTP of 301.
Tomorrow I will start Sweet Spot Base mid volume.
As I have never done any structured training such as this, I am thinking I shouldn’t go so tough on myself and I should adjust my FTP settings to 278 instead of 301 to make this first Sweet Spot Base program a little easier.
What do you think I should do? Make FTP 278 or 301 ?