I like to use my Garmin to give me a training status while doing different exercises (i.e. Running and Cycling). Each gives a VO2Max indicator which I use generally for a gauge on my current fitness levels. The different training status’ (i.e. productive, maintaining, peaking, resting etc) are based on how hard your workout was against your FTP (I know Garmin FTP is different to FTP on Sufferfest).
The problem I have is, I have done the 4DP and returned an FTP of 240, but my Garmin has me at 255 (which it auto detected during a Sufferfest workout as I run the Garmin also connected to my Smart Trainer).
My question is:
Should I be matching my Garmin FTP to the FTP from my Sufferfest 4DP test?
I guess the Garmin will see me “overachieving” if I put my FTP in lower than it thinks it is. On the other hand, if I leave my Garmin FTP, the sufferfest workouts may appear to be not giving me enough stimulation to get the adaptation i need to improve V02max (don’t let Gunter read that last comment pleeeeeze).
Wondering what others think as I’m sure im not the only one who lives and dies by the V02Max measure.