Why am I struggling with the 90 min workouts? Specifically the last 2 workouts of SSBLVI - the over/ under workouts Warlow and Palisade.
I re-joined TR start of this year after a few years away. I had also had 2 or 3 months off the bike altogether so was starting in a relative untrained state.
Back in Jan I first tested around 150 FTP, at the beginning of this latest round of SSBLVI it had grown to 205. I know LVI is fairly easy going, and with this new FTP I had no problem with completing all of the workouts apart from the 2 90min over/ unders which I had to knock down intensity during ride.
Since Jan I completed SSBLV1 (although replaced the 90min sessions with 1hr sessions), completed SSBVII (this time doing the 90min sessions) without any issues - although had to ramp up intensity as I don’t think the ramp test worked for me (was finding sessions far too easy). These 2 plans were followed by the time crunched 45 which again were completed although they were tough after using 8 min test.
Going into LVII I once again gave the Ramp Test a try, but tested poorly* so put that down to not getting on with that particular test and a bit of stress as dad is poorly in hospital.
*finished 1 step below my previous FTP, HR was about 5 beats lower than last time round when I gave up - think I could have made the next minute if was mentally in right place.
I was just going to ride with my previous FTP because it seemed right, until the over/ unders. And having some 90min threshold workouts coming up - one being Palisade - I’m dreading them.
Do I just need to man up, accept I still don’t have the engine for 90mins, or do I need to reduce FTP in line with test despite me being pretty sure the RT doesn’t work for me AND being able to complete all other non over/ under sessions in SSBLVI?
All input/ advice welcome as I can’t remember coming stuck like this last time using TR, although I much fitter back then.