I’m in my 3rd week of LV SSB1 and have yet to make it through a workout without dialing the intensity down midway through AND taking a few backpedal breaks.
I am particularly struggling through the longer intervals, such as Ericsson and Antelope. My legs light up and I get to the point where I just can’t turn the cranks anymore at that level of intensity.
I know some of it is mental, and I need to just suffer through it. But I feel like I got a good ramp test and that my FTP is probably about right. I’m hoping some of this is just getting adjusted to TR. But in searching this topic I’ve seen where some users are breezing their way through LV SSB1.
Any suggestions here? Do i just need to HTFU, or should I dial down my FTP? I’ve been riding for a couple of years now…mostly a mix of road and MTB. I’ve done a lot of MTB XC races and am currently training for a marathon race in March.