I am a regular user of TR over the winter period. I am targetting my first half IM in June. I am averaging around 100-150 bike miles per week plus 3 swims and 2 runs plus a strength and conditioning session.
I have completed base training. I am in the second week of sustained power build. Last night I had Bashful plus 1.
For the first block of 7 intervals I dropped the target down to 95% and just about got through that block.
On block 2 I worked at 96%. After 3 intervals I had to miss the 4th beofre coming back and doing the remaining 3 intervals.
I bailed the 3rd set as my legs were destroyed.
I am good on long efforts around threshold, but struggle with the Vo2 efforts.
My plan is to abandon the build plan for now and do a 2 week block where I do gradually harder Vo2 efforts-3 a week.
After that I plan a recovery week (from cycling at least), and then start sustained power build again
Does that sound a good idea? Mty reasoning is if I cannot do Bashful plus 1 right now then the efforts are only going to get harder and I am likely to fail them.