So this is a question I’ve been sitting on for awhile, and could not find an answer on the forums. Today I am scheduled to do Taylor -2, and wanted to take this one outside. Because I have more time on my hands lately, I wanted to add in some additional volume, so I decided to do Taylor instead. However, when you schedule Taylor as an outdoor workout, instead of 3x20 min 30/30’s @120% it subs in 2 sets of 5x4 minute Vo2 max efforts. Meanwhile Taylor -2 swaps over fairly seamless from indoor to outdoor.
Of course this led me to do some further digging, and found a somewhat suitable replacement by doing Gendarme 1.5 times, (2x20 30/30’s at 120%) which swaps over the same indoor vs. outdoor.
I’ve also noticed this with some longer efforts too, as wright peak (3x30 sweet spot), becomes Sylvania (3x20 with a 30 second sprint at the start) when converted to outside, and wright peak +2 (4x30 SS) becomes Marcus Baker (6x18 SS).
Just curious what the rationale is for the differences between indoor and outdoor workouts, especially when there