Hi I’m new on here. Been listening to the podcasts for a while.
not sure if I should put this under training or racing but since it’s regarding ftp I put it in training.
So I started cycling a little over two years ago and this will be my first real racing season.
did not have the best base and build since I missed 6 months of training due illness.
Now I will be riding a series of xco mtb races. Im 2 races into the series now and will be racing the next 13 weeks before we have one week of racing. the results do but don’t really matter as I just want to make progress this year. The first race I felt like I was dying all race, my average heartrate was 3 beats higher as my previous best, then last weekend felt a bit easier.
So now we will be racing for many weeks to come and I wonder if I can expect my FTP to increase from doing these 60-80 minute races.