I am all in on trying the new Polarized plans.
I have cancelled my coaching and am starting 8 week HV next week.
I will be following the plan as closely as possible - especially the THR and VO2 workouts, however
I am used to doing higher TSS than even the HV plan shows and more hours. Therefore I will be doing a mixture of increasing effort on such rides as Petit (from 60-65% to 70-75%) as well as extending duration of workouts.
My longer term plans include doing extended rides and next week I had planned my first 100 miler of the year. I also planned a half Everest effort (indoors) towards the end of April. I will still ride those but ensure I stay in Z1 as much as possible.
I am hoping that others who have already started on the new POL plans or are about to would like to contribute.
Note, I am taking the plans as they are. I am not interested in whether they are exactly what Seiler may have been thinking of or whether we should do 30/30s for the VO2 workouts. There are plenty of threads available for those discussions.
Hopefully I will get a response and if it sounds worthwhile I will post a brief summary of my age, training history and what I might call my KPI’s with which I will monitor improvements (hopefully). I am very interested in hearing the same from others.