I need some feedback on VO2 workouts. I know these are hard. Dang hard. But I am blowing up on the 2min long VO2 workouts. Really blowing up. I can sometimes make it about 1 minute and then the wheels just come off (ok - blew apart and sending the rim off the highway!)
I started at 105% intensity level for first interval (setting for new FTP – just not plugged into TR yet). Then went to 100% until the 4th interval, where I dropped the intensity to 95% of my Base FTP. Still struggled after about 1 minute – that got closer to the end. Could not hold it for 3 of the intervals though. Did not want to go lower for fear of changing the energy system being targeted.
This was last Saturday.
Below is the workout from 1 week ago.
I have more of these workouts assigned by Plan Builder. I am thinking of finding other VO2 workouts that are 1 minute intervals with 1-2 minutes of rest in between. Build up to the 2 minutes. Does this sound like a reasonable plan?
What workouts would you suggest?
BTW, I can do the long steady states pretty well. Pioneer is ok. Mont Albert +1 was ok. Seneca Rocks was fine. VO2 is just not there. Need to build it.