Well said, and fair point. That’s kind of what I was getting at.
Here’s my modeled vs actual @ 5-min…I’m in a good spot, and I recently did a 5-min max effort so this is good data:
So, I’ll leave those 3-5 min intervals alone for a bit. Where it gets interesting is at 8-min (granted, I haven’t done 8-min effort(s) in forever, so this data isn’t exactly a great representation, but, 20w under modeled:
Cool, I actually have a once-weekly 8-min (3x8, 4x8, 5x8 progression) workout scheduled to start next week.
Then, looking out to 20-min, my modeled power is not that much higher than actual, again though, I haven’t done a 20-min max-effort above 5-min in forever, so maybe this data isn’t great, but nevertheless:
Coincidentally, I’ve been focusing on workous with intervals in the 12-15 min range around 95% of FTP for the last two weeks. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any improvement in RPE @ this interval duration and wattage, which I expected to see.
More work to do, just need to make a gameplan for what to focus on and how long. Isn’t that always the game plan?