So, roughly 6 months into my journey as a Sufferlandrian and I was doing pretty well: 4DP numbers were up roughly 50% across the board between my first and second tests.
I finished most of the Gran Fondo training and then tried to do the Volcano Climbing Plan…well, that was just too intense for me. Then kind of hit a stride just picking workouts to do on my own based off of TSS.
My second 4DP test on June 16th I absolutely crushed things. Didn’t do the full 4DP Prep Plan that SUF recommends, but I did a part of it. Well, if I sandbagged my first 4DP, I definitely overshot this second 4DP. It’s hard to complete a single workout, even those that are supposed to play to my strengths.
How do you all recommend getting back into the swing of things? Should I keep adjusting intensity down to a place where I can finish workouts without feeling like I’m dying and then slowly work back to my previous FTP numbers? If it’s a particular area that I’m weak in (FTP), should I mess around with 4DP profile individually?
Would love to hear some of your experiences/strategies for dealing with this scenario. Cheers!