I recently finished 18 weeks of SS (with a bump in FTP) and went right into the 6 week SS Polarized plan.
I am in week 2 and just did my second VO2 interval session (4 minute intervals) and barely got through the last two intervals.
Next week I’m looking at 5 minute intervals and I’m wondering how I’m going to manage that. If I find that during the 4-5 minute part of the interval I’m gassing out what’s the best strategy (besides sucking it up and ploughing through lol)?
Would I be better to stop the interval short and extend the recovery interval or decrease the effort slightly so that I still complete the interval?
(I don’t even want to think about the 2x10 full gas efforts in week 4!)
I should note that although I’m following the plan I’m doing much longer weekend rides than called for given that it’s just too nice after a long winter to not make the most of the warm weekends - I’m still hitting the recommended targets but am extending the Zone 2 efforts by a lot so my TSS is higher than recommended in the plan, which may be carrying over fatigue to my Wednesday VO2 workouts.