I recently posted a question about my power profile being “wrong”. The gist of the discussion was that I need to add more V02 workouts to keep from my FTP stagnating (but sustained power increasing). The problem is, I’m not sure how (and when) to add them. My A events are state and national TTs next year. I went ahead and put my events in plan builder and it is sticking me on the sustained power/40k TT plan…just like last year. That worked well last year, but my FTP peaked around March/April and never went up (my 80-95% power duration did go up lots though).
What is the best way to incorporate more V02 into my TT plan? I want to use plan builder to coordinate my races, but doing so forces just TT workouts. If I went in and manually added a plan I wouldn’t even know which one would be better for my TT goals but with V02 efforts.
To summarize-I’m pretty sure my body will respond better to more V02 efforts (which has been the case in the past prior to my TR days). But given my events are both TTs, Plan Builder only has me doing sustained power workouts. Those did wonders for helping me stay at near-threshold power for 5 hours or more…but that’s not necessarily relevant to a 40k tt. How do I add V02 in an intelligent and complimentary way? I’m hoping one of the coaches or a brilliant user can give me some help to extract the most out of my body. Cheers!