Noticing an interesting pattern in my training. Doing the general build and in the second four week block. The week before last I had a half week of training due to travelling and came back for the 7th week feeling very week and failed a workout on thursday (English +5). Failing seemed strange because I don’t usually fail. I can count my genuine fails on one hand.
At this stage I felt like I hadn’t accumulated enough stress to go into recovery (probably a stupid move) so I set my calendar to repeat week 7. I am now in the repeated week. I was feeling strong over the weekend and at the start of this week. But i get to the same workout again today (English +5) and fail in exactly the same place (1 min apart).
English doesnt seem too different to other workouts I have been doing at VO2 level. and it seems odd i failed at the same place.
I am feeling as though recovery is due so will start recovery from today. However, Is English +5 just a hard workout or is it testing me at something different to standard VO2 intervals? More VO2/anaerobic required?