Hi, I’m on Week 6 TT Tuneup. FTP set to 265, tested a week before starting TT Tuneup. I have a smart trainer + erg mode on.
Everything was going well (almost too easy) until week 5 Power Intervals #1, which included 6 intervals of:
30sec @ 85rpm, 130% FTP
2min from 121 to 150% FTP
I did 5 of these intervals (had to resort to standing on the pedals every time though, and my cadence was all over the place). 3/4 through the sixth interval, my legs died and the pedals stopped turning. I was trying very very hard (HR=182 bpm, which is the highest I’ve seen it).
This is the first time I’ve failed to complete a workout. What should I deduce from this? Is the the correct response for me to lower the FTP, or do I soldier on with the knowledge that I’ll likely fail to complete other sessions? The forthcoming weeks look significantly harder…