I just finished SSBMV1 and today I took the ramp test. I lost ground. I went from 255 to 238. I was afraid this was going to happen since I could feel the fatigue in my quads. I flew through six weeks without much problem at all, finishing every workout as planned.
Here’s my question: I have skinny legs. Riding with friends over the years I realized that I’m more of an endurance athlete. Not surprising given my generally thin build. I have no sprint. I feel as though the continual over unders are fatiguing my fast twitch fibers to a larger extent than most other athletes. Even today, I feel I could have nailed 270 watts for twenty plus minutes but as soon as I got over 300, my quads started to freeze up. Also, I simply could not drive my heart rate into the threshold zone which I equate with beat down and dead type two fibers. In previous years, my best single day performance followed 4 or more days of complete rest.
Am I a mis-informed junior physiologist or does this resonate with other peoples experience?