I’ve done McAdie +1 last Saturday as one of the 5th week SSBI MV training. In short it is an 4x12-minute sets of over-under intervals alternating between 1 minute at 95% FTP and 2 minutes at 105% FTP with 6-minute recoveries fall between intervals.
What a BEAST! Since the 2nd or 3rd interval of the 1st set I struggled to avoid collapsing. First the breathing was hard, really hard with my HR going over 170 (I’m 43 years old and 170 indoors looks to me like 190 outdoors) and in the 3rd and 4th set the pain extended to the legs.
After every interval and before the beginning of a new set I struggled with my self to not decrease the training intensity. I seriously doubted during the hole training that I could get to the end of it without “cheating” using the percentage button to put the intensity on the 90 to 95%.
But… I nailed it without collapsing or “cheating”! It felt great in the end as much as a victory in a race, well almost like that
Have you done this beast? Was it so hard as I described mine? Please tell your experience on this exercise. It’s always good to know someone else also struggles a lot in the same exercise or not.