So I’ve just embarked on a plan that involves a 3-week progression of over-unders - and I’ve basically stolen the workouts from weeks 3-5 of SSB2 MV.
I just did Carpathian Peak +2 this morning, and it was seriously tough.
HOWEVER. I’m looking at Mary Austin -1 for next week and wondering, is it really harder than the one I just did? I can see that the overall IF is 0.89, a step up from 0.88, but you’re never doing hard work for longer than 10 minutes, and each of those 10 minute intervals has an IF of 0.96.
Carpathian Peak +2, on the other hand, expects you to be pedalling at IF 1.0 for 16 minutes at a time. And I’m wondering if the long (9+min) breaks between intervals are actually giving the workout a misleadingly low overall IF? As ultimately, you could pedal easy for even longer between intervals, and the 16 minutes of over-unders would still be just as hard.
So just thought I’d get thoughts from anyone who’s done or is doing SSB2 MV. Did either of them crack you? Did MA-1 feel like a progression from the week before?