So i just started the General Build Low Volume and did the FTP test yesterday increasing by FTP by about 10 watts.
Today was day 1 - Spanish Needle. I have only really done v02/threshold/SS workouts so far - this was my first time doing micro sprints.
As you can see, i tried the first part in ERG mode and switched to resistance for the second set of intervals. I have always trained with ERG before and never used resistance.
I was really surprised by how much more i could do in resistance mode - these felt powerful and more like real riding - i felt like i was really working my repeatable sprint power.
Erg mode just felt absolute killer on lower watts.
I was averaging well over 400 for these 15 seconds, compared to around 330 with ERG. I decided to switch to ERG and just switch to resistance when i felt tired or wanted it to feel more fun. I presumed whatever felt harder was giving me the most benefits.
But then i thought - if i can push higher watts quickly on resistance mode and relax during the rest more easily, isnt this the main aim of sprint training?
What do you guys think is the best way to do these going forward? Erg mode which feels harder but i push lower watts during the peaks and dont seem to recover between sets or resistance where i can basically ignore the target and hit them much higher, and easily repeat them?