Z2 increase vs FTP increase

Yes you can bring your VT1 pace closer to your VT2 pace. Meaning that when you blow at your VT2 pace your pace doesn’t drop drastically.

From my N=1 experience:

  • VO2 block = VO2 power proxies, FTP, and aerobic threshold all increase with largest gains in short duration and smallest gains in long duration
  • FTP block = largest gains in FTP and FTP TTE, modest gains in aerobic threshold, minimal to no gains in VO2 power proxies
  • Endurance riding (plus some occasional tempo work) = pushes aerobic threshold closer to FTP, extends FTP TTE, creates greater potential for VO2 power proxies to improve at the next VO2 block
  • Anaerobic work = makes power meter go BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR and gives me big numbers that impress my friends for a few weeks
  • Sprint work = makes power meter go BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR and gives me big numbers that impress my friends for a few weeks

Right, you’ve sold me.


Freaking gold :1st_place_medal:

I think you just summed up an entire sports training in a simple paragraph.

I might frame this :grinning:

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Where can I get some of those anaerobic/sprint “impress your friends for a few weeks” gains? :joy:

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Not sure what you meant by aerobic…

The Aerobic Threshold (AeT) is a when lactate rises, as a marker from switching from predominantly fat oxidation fueling to carb burning. And from reading San Millan stuff I scratch my head a bit as a pro with great lactate clearance can actually be burning carbs without a rise in blood lactate. I guess this is why San Millan also does gas exchange to determine fat/carb oxidation rates? I dunno. Have quite a few questions if I ever were blessed to be tested by someone of his credentials and experience. Not that my hobby can afford another reason to drop more coin :heavy_dollar_sign: