So as per the title, I neglect my Vo2 max work but relish sweet spot and threshold work. My FTP continues to rise with this pattern (current 305 and 4.1 w/kg). I struggle with Vo2 max work and quite often fail workouts at the prescribed intensity. I’m aware working on this weakness will improve my ability to complete Vo2 max workouts but then worry I’m neglecting the steady state stuff that will be most used in my A race. My A race is a 150km MTB race in 8 weeks. I’m aiming to go sub 8 hours which would mean taking 17 mins off last years time.
I’m curious to hear any other riders thoughts who are perhaps in a similar position or who can give me some insight that I might be neglecting.