I did a ramp test last Friday and saw a pretty decent FTP bump. I tried a V02 session last night (Mist +2) and made it through the first 2 sets (6 intervals). On each of the last 3 intervals, I failed about a minute or so into each interval. My HR wasn’t very high and I wasn’t breathing that hard, but just didn’t have the strength in the legs to hold the wattage. I ended up with each of the last 3 intervals with a ~30 second rest in the middle of them.
I think my FTP might be set a little high based on the ramp test, but I figured I’d leave it be for now and keep trying. What’s the best approach when you can’t complete the interval? Should I be adjusting the wattage down for the entire interval so I don’t need to stop or should I just keep the high target wattage and take mini breaks during the interval as needed?