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11/19/2012

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Brian

How does a Ramp Test rank?

Joe Friel

Brian--I'd put it in the Moderate category. It's similar to EF.

markj2323@aol.com

Hi Joe: enjoying your new book,and I like your comment about "sweet spot/tempo" rides at the end of the build phase. With that being said, I don't worry about ftp during base as I know it is less than the end of the last season and will look at it when I get to build. In other words, FTP tests in base seem too disruptive to base training...am I missing something?

thanks

Mark

Joe Friel

Mark--It sort of depends on how much FTP you lost in the tran period, if a lot it may be hard to get it all back in 8 weeks. On the other hand, FTP should be increasing throughout base even if you don't focus on it as general fitness improvement happens.

Daniel

Joe,

I was just reading your 'base simplified' post from a couple years back. On your FORCE hill work, what kind of cadence would you recommend? I'm 5'10'' 140lbs and normally a higher cadence rider at 90-100 rpm. Hill work should also be done in 2Zone?

Thank you.

Joe Friel

Daniel--Use all aerobic zones (

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