I just can’t seem to get past these 4,5,6x8min suprathreshold workouts, and it’s starting to really demoralize my mindset. Anyone have similar experiences, or tips to get through it?
For context: started cycling in Feb 2018, relatively athletic; weight 63kg, height 173cm. Played around with Zwift from April-June, then found TR.
Went through Sweet Spot Base 1+2 mid-volume with no problems; it was challenging but doable, never felt like I wanted to quit a workout half-way.
Go into Sustained Power Build mid-volume about 5 weeks ago, and was able to handle all VO2max and over-under workouts. Completed Red Lake +8 (5x6min @ 108%). Go through the next round of VO2max and over-unders…BUT for the first time, ended up bailing on a workout—Raymond +7 (4x8min @108%). 3rd week completed the VO2max, and chose to skip the rest in preparation for a race weekend. Recover next week, and now in week 5, get to Stromlo +3 (5x8min @102%), and yet again, I bail a little over half-way.
Is it fitness-related? Mental weakness?