What sort of workouts normally fit into this stage after a VO2 block? I don’t think I’ve heard Kolie or anyone else for that matter talking about the type of ‘FTP work’ they’d assign after a VO2 block in any depth.
In his presentations, Tim Kusick talks about FTP ‘speed’ (motor-pacing and racing) but I’m not sure how that translates to average Joes who can’t motor-pace, and of course we can’t race now either. In any case this seems to be framed as ‘efficiency and economy’, which sounds more like race specificity more than ‘FTP building’, i.e. growing “John or Jane FTP” in the aerobic ranch house as per his diagrams.
In terms of this FTP build phase, is the perceived wisdom to just repeat the extensive aerobic phase again? I can no longer remember what is my assumption and what might be snippets of many podcasts I’ve heard over the last few months, but I had in mind to do a bit less SST and more higher Z4 work - lots of riding close to/right at/above FTP (supra-threshold and over-unders).