No idea how aero I am…probably not very in the big picture. Another thought is that he could have been sandbagging a bit, e.g. not yet in top form, but considering it was a national championship race, maybe not?
And yes, totally aware of the diminishing returns of power at higher speeds. I’d still rather have more power and not use it than have less power and need it!
My sentiments, too. However, that’s what Sweet Spot Base is all about. I don’t have a problem with that, per se, but the unchanging nature of the workouts within the plan esp. if you are working outside the standard Base-Build-Spec framework. As stated, I’m now looking at how I can use TR to train for specific race requirements vs general over-all fitness; taking that off-the-rack suit and tailor fitting it.
If I’m going to do all this SS work, I have to advance the duration since the intensity isn’t changing.
E.g. Hunter – I’ll still do the 60min of SS but I don’t need 15 min to recover from each 20min interval; I’ll do 1x60 or 2x30 and spend that extra 45min either off the bike in actual rest mode or perhaps a 30min @65% block (both vs 45min @40%).
All in all, this temporary “crack” has been very enlightening and liberating.