First of all I’ve been with the Sufferfest for about a year now, so fairly new to structured training. (Keeping in mind I do it for fun, and I do not race)
I’ve encountered somewhat of a dilemma. Right before the TOS prep plan I did a full frontal which saw some “big” increase in numbers. Which did kind of surprise me since it had only been 3 weeks after HM with no gains. During the TOS prep plan on new numbers I was unable to finish any workout , well I never quit, but mostly by the end I could not keep my power numbers and always entered the erg spiral of death. Also during the recovery workouts my HR was always above the suggested zone.(which before was fairly accurate).So I was already sceptic about starting TOS on these number. And so TOS started and I had to dial down joyride, and had to revert to level mode on the last part of cobbler and halfway through 9 hammers. And stayed way below target on both. So I figured I revert to the numbers I had on HM a few weeks before my last FF. Then came Fight club, and to my big surprise I ended up increasing the targets by 5% for the last 2 intervals. And this felt just about how it should feel, barely keeping on ,screaming & shouting. But then again I do feel like cheating now. So I’m looking for some advice as to what should be my best option. Increasing intensity on my lower numbers, or trying to dial down my latest numbers when I feel I can’t keep up.(which I admittedly suck at, because I tend to just go full out and crash and burn without anything left to give) I am on nuclear btw, I could switch to focused or get me through it, but then I do feel as if my 4dp numbers are not accurate if I need to dial down things in order to complete them.