What is the “intended” approach for the 20-second intervals in the Standing Starts workouts (aside from inflicting maximum suffering which I take for granted)?
My targets are set at about 180 - 190% of ftp and the text says to give it everything. Usually, if I do give it my all, I can work up to at least 275% of ftp after around 4 seconds, hold it, then flame out with about 5 seconds left in the interval. Thus it becomes more of a peak & fade interval rather than a maximum sustained interval.
Should I 1) keep myself closer to the targets with the aim of holding them for the whole 20 seconds, 2) take more time to ramp up my power so I get to my maximum closer to the end, or 3) should I be approaching these altogether differently?
Interested to hear other people’s thoughts about this. NM is my primary weakness so I would like to try improve it over the winter (I’m in Canada).