Just started SPBLV so last night I got my first taste of a serious VO2 max session. There are some in SSBLV2 but nothing with such short and intense intervals like this.
I found it really difficult to hold the prescribed wattage for the VO2 intervals and it seems to be either my choice of gearing or the momentum of the flywheel that I can’t get to grips with. I can do that power just fine but I end up constantly overshooting and undershooting the target power.
For example, if I click up a gear when jumping from 250w to 350w then the power increases, overshoots and then drops below target and then I have to spin like crazy or shift again to raise it back up to target. I then have the same problem when dropping back down to 250w. In other words, I spend the whole interval compensating for either too much power or not enough. It’s pretty tiring, frustrating when you’re already working hard and I fear it’s not as productive as it could be.
Does anyone have any tips for making sure I hit the prescribed wattage for more of the time? I also wondered if erg mode on smart trainers takes care of this and whether it’s worth me investing in one?