A little trip to the “Whine Region” of Sufferlandria.
I did FF this morning. I had huge improvements to NM and AC. All good there - still need to work on repeated efforts. No surprises.
The “whine” is about the MAP and FTP results. I struggled to hold the HM numbers in FF (-12 and -6). As you can imagine, there is a cloud of profanity still hovering over the pain cave from both efforts. I’ve read the article on HM inflating those numbers for Sprinter profile a few times. I don’t have a fear or FF (I do however, dread the 20 min effort in HM).
In the last month under the old In-Season XC plan I completed the GCN aerobic intervals workout (2 20 min efforts just under FTP) and had no pacing problems. The HM targets from 7 weeks ago were hard, but do-able.
I was pretty well rested (green Whoop score this morning and most of the week), ate pretty good this week and this morning, fueling for FF…
Looking for advise on how to overcome this , it’s been a huge frustration in my last 2-3 FFs since HM was added mid-plan.