are there any benefits to “kitchen sink” workouts? or any kind of workouts where you touch on multiple zones/intensities? e.g. 2x20’ sweetspot, 4x5’ z5 ect ect.
or are you always best served focusing on a single training stimulus in each session to avoid blunting that stimulus (and also sacrificing the quality of that stimulus). these sessions can also have a large recovery time and generate a ton of TSS.
a scenario I can think this would be useful would be if you don’t have “training races” or group rides to give you some race practice before an A event. and even then I feel like the benefit of the session is mostly psychological - to be confident you can do such a large quantity of work over a long ride.
are there any other times/purposes for these kind of rides?