Finished SSB part one. The workouts seemed reasonably turned to my ability. Took ramp test at start of phase 2 and got 6 watts higher. Seemed like a small enough but reasonable gain based on how I felt when I stopped.
So I start phase 2 and I can’t get through a whole workout without turning the intensity down to 95% half way through. Some of that might be mental or maybe environment based (like maybe I need more cooling fan power idk) but I’m running my HR up to 185 regularly and my max is 190 (I’m 42yo). I can do a workout if my hr stays below 180 but above that ima gonna burn up.
So… I’m thinking I just adjust my ftp down a bit and continue the program. But I thought I’d just post this out here to see if somebody thinks something I described doesn’t sound right. It sort of seems weird to me. i.e., what’s the point of getting a better ftp result if I can’t do the increased intensity intervals.
FWIW, I will be expanding my fan power in the near future.