So, I just finished my 4th Full-Frontal (a couple of Half-Monty’s in between) I blew up spectacularly.
For the first time, I got “adjusted results”, not sure why in this case, as it was all real.
Getting to the sprints, all good, about the “usual” power, above 1000W to make it a 4 digits, all good.
MAP, aka 5 minute effort. I glued myself to the target from Half-Monty and gave it all, as the app says, no holding back, I think I died and resuscitated several times, but was able to finish it very close to the HM target !!!
This was a new personal best in 5 minute efforts, little cup from Training peaks etc, all was looking good, but I was completely toast.
20 minute effort starts, and … nothing.
I was completely empty from the start, was barely able to finish it, HR was high*ish (within targets) but power was not there.
To better exemplify how toast I was, the power I was able to put out, was the same (±5 watts) of the power during the constrained HR effort at half-monty.
AC was about right, a little lower than last FF, but in the ballpark. (I think I did not start it hard enough).
Results came back, and it says my MAP was adjusted as it was >140% of FTP…
What does this mean ?? That I really suck at repeated efforts ?
That my FTP is not generated aerobically, so with legs blown from 5 minute effort, this FTP is the “real” number, and HM is inflated ?
Everything says NOT HOLD BACK for the 5 minutes, I did not hold back … is it possible to go too hard for it ?
App still gives me weakness as sustained… I think it should be more repeated, as when “fresher”, my sustained efforts are better…
Any thoughts on this ?