I’m a week and a half into Sustained Power Build high volume. I did the 20 min FTP to start and was happy with a 10% improvement (over the ramp test I did a few months ago). If I’m honest I think longer duration suits me better than absolute effort.
I really feel the pain & suffering on the efforts that are 95% or above. And recognise the strain (IF) and therefore the benefit.
However within the aerobic workouts e.g. Andrews, Collins, Brasstown these are “easy”. I understand that they are not designed to break me but to develop sustained power. However should I, if I can, raise my game and up the intensity to 105% 110% etc but absolutely make sure I can sustain the effort for the duration as that is the imperative? AND complete the next workout.
(I don’t think this is an error in FTP testing, just I seem to thrive on workouts at 75% or less, whereas workouts at 95% make me cry like a baby)
Thanks in advance wise ones…