I am at the end of my first run through SSB. I do low volume but I also run 3.5hr and lift 4 hours per week so my ‘real’ volume is pretty high. I have a fairly real chance of making a 10% ftp jump if I can dig in my ramp test next week. It has become clear to me that sustained work is much harder for me than shorter stuff so i decided I should focus on what I suck at and picked sustained power build. The problem is, I am not actually sure I could do week 1 at my current FTP let alone 10% higher on low volume. Mid and high both look hard but fine.
So week 1 in LV ends with Mount Goode. 15 minutes at 95%, 99%, and 97%. That is a big jump from SSB times, and I am almost positive I cant jump from 10 minutes at threshold to 15 minutes with a 10% ftp jump. Even if I can, 15min at 99% in erg mode is going to have me spending a LOT of time over threshold just cause of power moving around (which is extra sloppy at the end of death threshold intervals). Mid volume ends with spruce knob, tray mountain, etc (2x30@85, 3x20@90). Those are going to be hard but a lot easier, and all that time will actually be sub-threshold.
I am new, so I am honestly asking, is this really going to do the same thing as the sweet spot work in the mid volume? Is it going to do a lot more? Its sure a lot harder so there better be a reason. Long threshold work feels like its the same as over under work unless you can hold EXACTLY threshold, and I know I cant.