I’m currently in Week 4 of SSB LV1, and I’m considering adding a 4 week (3 loading, 1 recovery) VO2 block after this, before returning to SSB LV2.
It would look like this:
Each of the 3 loading weeks would progress on the previous, and then a recovery/adaptation week to follow.
The reason I’m thinking of this is because I feel my VO2 max may be a limiter to my FTP growth. If I can grow the ceiling, I can bring up the floor more.
My all time 5min best was in May where I produced 301w @ 228w FTP ( = FTP around 75% of VO2) and this seasons best is currently 261w @ 215w FTP ( = FTP around 80% of VO2).
I’m wondering if I do a block of VO2 work, can I raise that ceiling, to where my FTP would be around 60-65%, and then grow it back towards 80%?
Or do I trust the plans, knowing that SSB LV2 and Build plans have VO2 work in them?
Thanks in advance