I’m in week 6 of sustained power build and have been doing well so far.
The first half I found hard, with workouts like Raymond+7 and Elephants+4 really pushing me hard. After the second ramp test I made an FTP gain and I was dreading how hard the following workouts were going to be. Still though I managed to persevere through all of the sweet spot, threshold and over/unders work that it has thrown at me.
Last night I attempted Monadnock+4 and could barely make it past the second interval. I was so surprised as to how hard this was and I’m not sure why.
The past few days have been tough, doing O/Us and threshold intervals in the previous days before attempting Monadnock+4. Monadnock+4 does not appear in the calendar as I discarded it, which I am regretting now.
I am hoping this is down to fatigue, I have a week skiing next week and I am hoping that after this week off of the bike I will be able to get back into it and hit the VO2 max work hard.
Does SPBMV target enough VO2 max work to expect riders to be able to hit 3 minute intervals at 122% ftp? this seems like a big step and every percentage after 115% or so really cranks up the hurt!
has anyone else experienced issues similar to this? I should say that normally I do have the pain threshold to push through the harder intervals, my legs just could not push any more! I could barely get my HR over 170 (185~max)
any advice, consolation or abuse is appreciated!