I just finished the Half Monty on my Kickr and could use some help understanding the test and the results. It has to be said, I’m not feeling that physically well lately. Figured not cycling makes me feel more miserable every day, so I just started a Transition Plan despite of my condition at the moment. Today was the Half Monty test.
Before starting the test, I changed my FTP from the default value (?) to 248 watts. Which is my FTP from my most recent test at a sport coach minus 10% to compensate the outside vs inside differences (275 * .9).
Already at the start of the test I noticed my heart rate was very low. I was doubting my HRM, but a simple check counting my heartbeat in my neck showed the numbers are correct. Could the cause of the low heart rate be the fact that I’m not feeling well?
The Ramp Test was taking steps up to 248 watts, which is the FTP I added in my workout profile. At the point I was pushing 248 watts, I felt I could do much more. I expected the Half Monty test would let me push harder and harder until I could not hold the power. But it just stopped at 248 watts. The result of the test is that my FTP is much lower than expected. I hoped to score higher than 275 watts, most definitely higher than 248 watts. But it’s even significantly lower at 203 watts. So, is all this correct, am I misunderstanding the test, did I do something wrong, etc?