As someone who lives at 7350 feet, training full time here, sometimes racing at similar elevations but mostly elevations in the 4000-5500 foot range, is there any benefit to modifying training plans? Or do I just continue on at my home elevation FTP? Is there any value in doing anaerobic intervals with longer recovery to initiate adaptation to higher power, so the body can utilize this at a lower elevation? Or even a VO2 max workout with longer recovery intervals. Or do I just continue on with the prescribed plans and hope that my muscles will be able to respond to increased oxygen delivery at lower elevations?
I try to go lower in elevation for outdoor intervals when I can but trainer rides are done at the house.