I chose the word “sprint” as that’s used by TR in splitting the power curve - I also air quoted the word in the thread title. I’ll use the word below for maximal efforts notwithstanding that it’s not end of races sprinting I’m referring to.
I’ve actually very little data regarding sprinting or any maximal efforts as I only bought my power meter in October when I embarked on TR again. I’ve not ridden the bike outdoors with the power meter yet - I tend not to road ride in the UK during autumn as the last serious “off” I had was due to fallen and compressed leaves and during winter patchy ice isn’t conducive to riding either. Replacement hip and broken collar bone add to the anxiety!
So I’m left with data from SSBLV1, SSBLV2 & Sustained Power Build. None of those have workouts that ask for 300% of FTP for example so that end of things has zero representation. There was one of the very early workouts where I did a quick stomp just to see what I could do but there’s also the problem of actually doing such efforts on a trainer as per @jezza323!
I suppose ideal intervals/workouts are the opposite of those like Clark, Owl, The Priest - big gear stomps followed by several minutes of sub-FTP work. Looking at speciality plans like Short Track XC which - "demands a rider who can maintain extremely high levels of sustained power peppered with even more severe surges, sprints and explosive accelerations, all on varied terrain. " might provide the required stimulus.
I’m in the middle of Sustained Power Build so I might continue with a more endurance focussed speciality phase (I’ve currently got Cross Country Marathon in my calendar) then drop back to Sweet Spot Base part two and select Build and Speciality phases aimed at shorter more punchier events. Sound good?