after a few months away from the sufferfest i returned this week. To get my basic numbers correct ahead of the training programme i did the half monty.
i got some weird numbers and hope someone can explain it to me.
my MAP jumped up by +8 from 338 to 346w
however my FTP fell by -8 from 273 to 265w
my LTHR went up a but from 177 to 182
i did follow all the instructions to the letter, did the ramp with ERG and switched to level in the heartrate zone part.
i find it a bit weird that i did better on the ramp but that this does not translate in a improved FTP score. it even went down. can someone explain me the reasons behind this. Not necesarily questioning the outcome but would like to understand how it works.