I was curious what the goal was behind the use of the intervals that have you riding at around 102-105%
I see these across various plans. Is it just a way to get a more intensity in that single hour or something else?
From my own understanding and own training I was under the assumption going above your FTP would train a different energy system than training right at threshold or even a couple % below. You could miss out on the adaptions you’re after by going over that threshold. Obviuosly there is a reason to train above FTP, but I’m more specifically interested in this supra threshold level not vo2 intervals.
So… What gives? and why would they exist in Long Distance Tri specialty plans?