The fun thing about these topics is that they really make me think back and wonder if I could/should have done some things differently. I went back and looked at some over-unders I did back in Feb/March of this year. I had set my FTP to 280 for build (I did general build high volume), and looking at some over-under work I did, I’m seeing mixed results.
Feb 17: Palisade - only failed last interval once during the last under, but rebounded to do the over
Feb 24: McAdie +1 - bailed early, I remember doing this in my parents’ garage and didn’t have my usual fan situation, it felt like crap
March 3: Picket Guard: failed once on 4th and once on 5th sets
Not great, but maybe not terrible either. I see a south twin +6 workout (3 mins @ 120%) on March 27 that I really struggled with, and I think soon after I made the decision to back off to 275 FTP, under which I’ve been operating since to pretty good success. Just wondering to myself now if I should have tried to stick out the 280 as the standard for anything threshold-ish and just dialed down the stuff for vo2 work. I may bump it up to 280 for SSB2 to give myself some time to acclimate and then see how it goes for build when I come to that point