I’ve just finished SSB LV2 and am now moving on to general build LV. What I seem to be learning very quickly is that sprint and VO2 work are definitely weaknesses for me. Whilst I seem to have no problem bashing out the prescribed sweetspot, threshold and even over-under intervals in the plans at 100% with no breaks or backpedals I’ve really struggled with the first few VO2 and sprint workouts.
To give some examples, Spencer and Kaiser at the end of SSB2 I had to turn down by 10% and still needed some backpedals to make it through the later intervals. Spanish Needle last night was torture, even with an 8-10% downturn and skipping some intervals.
My question is what is the best way to address this weakness? I am hoping that by turning things down to make them achievable and toughing it out I should be able to strengthen these aspects of my physiology but if anyone has other suggestions I’d be keen to hear them!