I am finding that the power results in Sufferfest workouts (20min, 5min,1min, 5sec) are consistently lower than my 4DP profile numbers. I’m hitting power targets during the workout pretty well. The workouts are easy enough to finish and not leaving me depleted afterwards. Today I rode The Tool Shed and I suffered an appropriate amount, was glad to be done. The comments in the header say that if you can ride this in one session without cursing or resting, you should redo Full Frontal and get new numbers. Meanwhile, the power I’m producing never exceeds my 4DP profile numbers. For example, the 20min power from today’s session was 12% less than my 20 min power in my 4DP profile. That’s pretty typical.
What is the expectation for generating power during the workouts in excess of 4DP profile numbers?