I just completed Sustained Build HV and as such, did quite a bit of sustained work at 105% of LT (working all the way up to 4x10 min - BlackHawk +5). These, of course, were very challenging, but at no point did I want to throw in the towel.
Now, I’m moving on to Century HV and am kicking it off with over-unders. Just did McAdie (4X12min) this morning and felt like the RPE was substantially higher than doing 4X10min at 105% LT. Didn’t adjust my FTP setting.
Granted this is an n=1 experience. Could be that I’m just having an off-day or not fully recovered, but from all of the O/U workouts I’ve done, this seems to be somewhat of a trend. I find them way harder than just settling into a slightly suprathreshold effort and maintaining for a similar duration. Curious to hear other’s experiences and wondering whether this is common.