interesting @ManofSteele from what I can tell, the 2 week plan I outlined above could fit in a front-loaded periodization if i follow the 2 weeks with just endurance stuff… though yeah 30/15’s are a different breed of vO2… both perhaps target similar physical adaptations though the execution of the longer all-out efforts helps train up the neurological aspect of being hard as nails and delivering race-winning puncheur type moves like i’ve seen from Julian Alaphilippe.
now that i’ve had more time to think on what i am doing and reflect on my training background… lol i have more thoughts
I did this exact training block in 2020 with a coach I am repeating it now to see if it gives the same results with a different type of base season… I am just experimenting… lol. I didn’t want to include this in the OP because i didn’t want to bias anyone’s opinion.
back then in 2020 base, I did have a higher TL (78 at the beginning vs 55 at the beginning this time), I did a lot more TP and sweet spot training back then. this past base, I did literally 0 of those type of 3x20’ TP rides… I think I’ve only a couple SST rides and one tempo ride… and then sprints and races.
now that I’ve completed the first week with pretty satisfactory execution… (I did 6 hour endurance ride yesterday instead of 3 which surprised me, i’m actually a little tougher and don’t mind sitting in the saddle longer now compared to 2020)
Maybe i don’t even need to do week 2 due to the lower TL? I guess there’s some chance that i’m likely to have a similar test result if i rest/test now compared to if i were to complete the 2nd week as planned and then rest/test?
Thanks for the tips… I think yeah it is possible i did overcook that one interval… but also i believe i cut myself short on rest between those intervals… looking back at old notes, there were no rules saying i absolutely had to rest no more than 5’ between… if i had given myself 2 more minutes i bet i would have been able to come much closer to repeating them properly.