Well it finally happened. I failed this morning’s Kaiser +2 workout in my final week of intensity under the Short Power Build mid-volume plan. Things pretty much came unglued after the third VO2 max interval and I ended up yielding just 78 out of 106 planned TSS after trying to cobble together a few more of the intervals. Could be any number of reasons for this, including back-to-back nights of poor sleep quality. I did fuel pretty well yesterday, so I don’t think that was the issue.
It just so happens that there is a 28 TSS workout called “20 Minute Indoor Cycling Training | Hill Sprints on the Passo Campolongo” that I could try and knock out after work to hit my target of 106 TSS today. It includes low-end sweet spot and 5x20sec at 150%.
Should I consider doing this or take the hint from my body that today isn’t the day? Or, could I do the 28 TSS tonight via Recovery or Endurance intensity and not activate those fibers that got so torched this morning?