Background: I was laid off at the start of the pandemic so I’ve had plenty of time to follow my trainerroad training plan. This has been great and leading to pretty consistent #quarentgainz. FTP is moving up in leaps and I’m approaching my personal power bests from previous years where I’ve been fit, but not exactly trained.
I have been using a Kinetic Trainer as my primary power source for TrainerRoad and a Stages left arm power meter for Zwift as I will often ride my TR workout on Zwift.
My last training block on TR ended with a rest week 5/18-5/24. Last week I did four large outside rides, and am starting a new training plan today.
I’ve received the following power results on the following days and am curious what to make of it.
5/12: Zwift Race: Had an intervals.icu power change to 277 (Zwift also updated my power to 278) - PM: Stages
5/25: Ramp Test: have a new intervals.icu FTP to 279; also set new seasons best 5 minute power: 339 - PM: Stages
5/31: Zwift Race: Intervals.icu FTP to 292; 5 minute power: 353 - PM: Stages
6/1: Ramp Test: had an interrupted Ramp Test due to emergency (was at 105% FTP); started new test: FTP estimated at 279; 5 minute power: 342 - PM: Stages
So the race on 5/31 was VERY short (2.6 miles) and I started warming up 70 seconds before the start of the race. Was it a power meter issue or this anaerobic contribution I keep hearing about or something else entirely?
Thanks for reading, appreciate your input if you have any!