I had my power at VO2 max tested in the lab last week and it came out at 470W (145% of FTP). Any thoughts on how I should use this number when completing TR sessions?
For example, I completed Taylor-2 the other day and felt I could push a lot harder throughout (holding back in case of collapse). During the last set I let go a little and aimed for >400W (125% of FTP), when the prescribed power is, for me, 384W. It was fairly easy to maintain this (for 30 seconds ) and could have gone harder.
My question: for VO2 max sessions on TR, should I aim for 470W during the intervals or stick to the prescribed power targets? Knowing my power at VO2 Max, should I be attempting to hit this during the intervals?
Thoughts/comments welcome!! This is not an ego-trip, just want to hear thoughts on how to use this info!