Hey guys, I’m doing this workout a little later and I am bricking it just at the thought of repeatedly Pushing 120% over my ftp for 30 secs (14 times and interval X 3 )! Is it as hard or harder than over unders as those are my nemesis?!
I did this exact workout at the start of last week and found it to be fairly comfortable with an extra few percent intensity added. I think the nature of 30 seconds on/off makes it quite approachable so no need to fear, just get stuck in
I was pedaling at 100-105rpm (self-selected is between 90-95rpm). I’m sure I could raise that to 115 but I don’t think that’s going to make all that much difference. Could be wrong!
It’ll be interesting to do Bluebell because my Kickr Core gets here tomorrow, so I’ll be mid-erg mode learning curve and can really select my cadence rather than generally having cadence limitations imposed by the dumb trainer in order to match power targets.
Taylor-2 was my first VO2 max workout and I agree; I was looking at the workout description the day before thinking, man that looks hard… I really hope I don’t crash. My post-rides notes were: felt good, challenging, was hard, but how a hard workout should feel.
This has been my favorite part of TrainerRoad. The FTP ramp test seems to have accurately gauged my ability, and the workouts have so far all been within my ability. When the workout starts to become challenging, I can dig in harder knowing that the workouts are programmed for me to be pushed, but ultimately succeed.