I can associate to that, using trainer road really suited that element for me. Luckily I had and still do have a lot else going on with two little ones, otherwise I could see it being very addictive for me.
I’m no longer a 40-something, but I found them hard but manageable.
I’ve sacked them off now as I can’t be arsed doing intervals any more.
Not if the 120% is based on a reasonably accurate indoor ftp.
Hmm, a bit lumpy but not like "hilly". I'm not sure why they're so bothered about W/kg unless they're factoring in run performance? W/Cda should be more useful, but perhaps they've got data on heavier guys struggling in the run? Dunno, I'm not going to start ironmans just to prove them wrong.
76kg @ 200cm
That's just bone onto saddle. You must love the cold.
Hmm, all the drills from 90-105% I'm fine with and if I knock them back to 115% I seem to be OK, so it's just that last 5% that's an issue.
Have you been doing regular sessions at this intensity for a while? Or is this a recent thing?
I find it takes me a couple of weeks of working at that intensity to get the system firing.
You spend the interval time muscle training now?
I'd often start with "last year's" FTP and struggle so I'd just tune the workout down a few percent until I could nail it but I guess that's a bit more difficult with VO2s although they're still long enough you could start and (assuming you have mouse/kb handy) drop them down when you start to tie up.
Is the limiter your legs or CV at the moment do you think?
Have you tried caffeine or a pre-workout 30min before session?
Have you got motivating music on?
Are there any distractions stopping you from getting focused on the intervals?
training on turbo makes me faster on turbo
training on turbo makes me faster on turbo
The Zwift Olympics awaits you...
Fuck Zwift. Their ads >>>
I like using Trainer Road but I'm still gonna need to put some miles in outside eventually.
I'm a 40-something and have noticed that intervals above FTP seem disproportionately difficult.
Not TR, but at the moment I can manage ~265W avg over 45 mins without pushing myself into the red, so my FTP is presumably something around that. Anything >300W feels like hard work after 2 mins. Don't think I could do many intervals at 320, should probably give it a go.
Isn’t the bigger question for @dubtap this? If you’re not racing why the fuck are you doing vo2 max intervals?
I stopped asking why people not racing were training/testing ftp/buying powermeters a while ago. If hitting some arbitrary number makes you happy or it means you beat your mate on a strava segment, have at it.
First session after Ramp wasn't actually bad. Of course now I do have a full on cold so that's awesome but I had a fear that with a 20W bump sweetspot was suddenly going feel more like threshold.
I feel better for being fitter. I like seeing some numbers to confirm it.
If you feel better when you're fit why do you need numbers to tell you you feel better? :)
Ok, it's the other way round. I feel better because I have the numbers telling me I'm fitter.
So, when your PM is out of calibration you feel fitter? Lucky. :P
I'm really not bothered - the more people that buy powermeters the cheaper they get for me. So everyone, knock yourselves out, put PMs on all your bikes! No power data, no ride! ;)
To drop Brave on the OKR?
That’s easy, just attack @Brave when he’s passing a reflective shop window.
That is my weak spot.
With good reason.
Stop (don’t stop).
Ok, so I'm not actually fussed about HRM data anymore, but seeing as I've spent money buying the fucking monitors, I wouldn't mind if they worked once in a while. I've tried Garmin, Wahoo, Polar, swapped fresh batteries, wet the electrodes with spit, water, electrode gel. It does it regardless of inside or outside, Bluetooth or ANT+, jersey or no jersey. It basically just registers my HR and then flatlines at a value forever.
The only thing I can think of is that I have a slight arrhythmia, which might be confusing the sensor. Any ideas?
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