So while I am not new to structured training, new to TR. SSB1HV was a definite increase in load and interval / workout length. I am typically competent in following instructions and understand the progressive nature of the block, but after 4 weeks, I was feeling pretty good & RPE was certainly down so I thought I would retest and pick up a few additional % for the last 2 weeks of the block.
Well I went from 258–>297 and the workouts have gotten real. I was still able to complete Glassy (3x20) and Tallac +3 (5x15) but it takes 100% focus and I cannot oblige Chad’s optional drills as I’m too busy focusing on task at hand (suffering).
If I am able to complete the workouts, recover and repeat, should I just ignore the elevated HR & RPE (absolutely feels threshold-ish) and just gut them out for rest of this week and next? Take the recovery week when it comes and retest again?
I did glassy pre and post test and I went from interval HRs of a flat 144 to those avaeraged 158 (144 to 164) over the course of the interval. Tallac + 3 interval HR average 161 (155-165). So some avert real drift.