I used to be nervous about the Full Frontal based on the stories people told. I’ve done it twice now, and both times I am confident I did the best I could at the time for my level of fitness.
I did all purpose road (intermediate) between my two attempts, ate well, recovered well, good half monty increase half way through and it went as well as it could have. I made it through each session, just on most occasions.
Now I am two weeks post new 4DP numbers and I don’t think I’ve finished a session yet. 3 hour endurance rides, I cave in at 2:30, AVDP - heart rate fine but lungs and legs on the limit, had to stop 3x.
Even with the big increase mid-plan I could scrape through to the end of hammers. Now, I find the warm ups are leaving me with pools of sweat on the floor and I’m struggling to get half way through a session without pausing/stopping.
Did I do too well on my last full frontal or will this get easier after I finish my first recovery week in the plan?
I don’t mind suffering, but this just feels excessively hard right now. Full frontal doesn’t fill me with apprehension, but the weeks after full frontal are now on top of my “things am afraid of” list.