Hi - I have a couple of questions ahead of doing the Half Monty.
Firstly, I’ve just upgraded from using a traditional trainer with virtual watts to an interactive smart trainer. I have a feeling that the FTP I got from the HM I did using virtual power might be way off (probably too high). So, when retaking the HM on ERG mode on the new trainer, is it worth considering knocking down my FTP (and other?) numbers before starting? Or does it not matter?
Secondly, I don’t have a heart rate monitor. I understand the FTP results won’t be totally accurate from HM without a monitor. But my question is whether I literally just end the test after the ramp (or after the cool down) or do I need to aimlessly pedal my way through to the end for the test to update the numbers? I pedalled through to the end when doing the HM on virtual watts but I’m guessing it was a waste of time without the heart rate monitor. I’m just wary of ending the test too early and losing any information collected from the ramp part of the test!
Any advice gratefully received!