Do I really need to do an FTP test?

I’m just doing my test week and today is my FTP test. I’m not quite feeling it and in the last 3 months both indoor and outdoor my FTP has been increased through hard riding and zwift racing to 266W(ish) - which I have put in the zones section of my profile.

Is there really much point of me doing the FTP test this week? I would happily replace it with some sort of workout or even an easy ride :sweat_smile:

Hi! If you know your FTP and it’s from recent training then I would rather listen to your body. Take that easy ride instead. Happy training!

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What @shenkie said.

If you notice that your sessions over the next couple of weeks don’t feel right, then I’d do the FTP test to make sure your zones are accurate.

But in all cases, listen to your body! Enjoy an easy recovery spin and remember: your next workout is the most important one.

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Thanks all, yeah I’m fairly happy with my FTP so a nice steady recovery ride will do me just fine!

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If you ever ask it to recalculate the plan (because you’ve changed plan volume etc or something else) always worth ticking box to skip test week. Unless you want tests to turn up the following week.

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Andrew, you can also save the FTP test to your library and do it on another day.

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