Tinea Pedis wrote:
KW, just a few questions:
- if you're aiming for 5min MMP (to keep it aerobic) but going "too hard and fade" are you not actually then pushing in to anaerobic.
- the reason you're fading after 6? See above question
- isn't there a % power rule that when you can't hold (iirc) 20% of power aim the interval session loses it's effectiveness (so pushing for 11 or 12 is really not doing you any good)
- if the first 4-5 aren't that taxing, are you going too hard or not?
Tried 8x3 min the other day, but what I did, was not really aim for 5min MMP which for me is about 125% of my FTP (and, thus, would fall into the AC zone according to Coggan), but targeted approx 114% of FTP, with recovery intervals being at 70% FTP. The last two intervals were indeed taxing, so I ended the workout at that point, having netted nice 100+ TSS points in under 1.25 hours.
I'm fully convinced I wouldn't have been able to do 8x3 with 125% FTP
, so I'm also curious, which target percentage did KWalker use for his routine.