First time doing ‘Spanish Needle’ (-3) today as part of General Build MV. Not exactly what I was expecting.
I’d describe it as tough but manageable- gasping for breath by the end of each 8 minute set and felt very fatigued by the end of the 1hr30, but not thinking of bailing or skipping any of the micro bursts at any point. I didn’t find it nearly as tough as 3x3 V02 workouts like Huffaker, or over/unders where I’m usually hanging on for dear life. Is this in line with other’s experience of the workout?
I was doing it on a smart trainer and the microbursts kicked in about 2 seconds before the 15 seconds started, and took about 2-3 seconds to get up to target power (usually with a second or two of overshooting) before the power dropped out about 2 seconds before the burst ended. Wondering if this might have affected the workout, though overall TSS is what was expected.