There are four near-identical 3x30min sweetspot workouts that differ only by intensity (% FTP) of intervals:
- Three Fools -2: 88% / 88% / 88%; workout level 7.9
- Three Fools -1: 90% / 90% / 90%; workout level 9.2
- Three Fools: 92% / 92% / 92%; workout level 10.0
- Wright Peak: 90% / 92% / 90%; workout level 10.0
I find it a bit weird that:
- “Three Fools” and “Wright Peak” have the same workout level. Actually, in terms of difficulty “Wright Peak” is closer to “Three Fools -1”.
- between “TF -2” and “TF -1” are 2% FTP and 1.3 workout level,
- between “TF -1” and “TF” are 2% FTP and only 0.8 workout level.
Perhaps “Three Fools” should have a higher workout level? There are workouts with higher levels than 10.0, so it seems there is no level cap.
yes, there are still all sorts of weird scores like that Hesperus with the tempo score of 11.6
I really do not see why anybody could get hung up about such a minor matter.
Overall it seems that some users are more focussed in minor increases in PL levels rather than the overall concept of getting faster.
I know one leads to the other but personally I am quite happy to trust the process, there may be a few anomalies along the way but that doesn’t detract from the big picture.
What do the recoveries look like between them?
I haven’t ridden TR much since the levels were out in place (been outside), but I have to agree with John’s point above. TBH, I’m not concerned in the slightest about my Progression Levels.
Now, that said, as I am just now getting back on a plan (TBMV), I’ll see if my attitude changes. But for now, my approach remains the same…select a plan, trust the process, do the work, see improvement. Any minor blips along the way are just kinda background noise, IMO.