I really enjoy (and respond well) to sweet spot work and have benefited from ssb 1 and 2 to give decent rises in ftp. The issue is I struggle with v02 max work, and in particular repeatability of hard intervals. However feel in a bit of a catch 22…do I keep on sweetspot to raise ftp…knowing that it will make the v02 work even harder (and I usually fail most of my v02 scheduled workouts), or focus more on v02 work to improve that side of things but maybe not get ftp rises as much (and I hate it!)?
However not sure how best to improve v02 when I seem to fail nearly all the v02 workouts - seem to either have to drop watts or interval length (or often both)?
Getting to stage where 20 min intervals at sweetspot/just below threshold are a strength and ftp is rising but not sure how to improve upper levels as can’t do the workouts now I’ve a higher ftp! Struggled to do 8 mins at 105% the other day and 2-3mins at 120% is hell, let alone repeating it.
Ftp of 291W set by ramp test done at start of current plan (sustained power build LV). Could it simply be that the ramp test set my ftp a bit high (e.g. maybe I’m say 73% of max 1 min power rather than 75%. I had similar with old 20 min test - I always took about 92% rather than 95%)
Feel like I’ve babbled but any advice welcome!!!