I'm following Joe Friel's book this year and I just did my first set of "jump" intervals: 12 strokes per leg in a high gear, as hard as I could go, followed by 1 minute rest. 3 sets of 5 of these with 5 minutes' recovery in between. I understand that this kind of workout is designed to build power, but I never felt that satisfying soreness you get when lifting weights. I did find that I was unable to do good, hard pedal strokes all the way through for the last two reps in the final set (called my legs, but there was nobody home) so I assume I did something right.
I realize it may be difficult to tell, but does it sound like I did these correctly? Shouldn't my leg muscles feel wasted after this?
If you read the rest of Friel's book, you probably would have gotten the part about how fatigue isn't necessarily productive, and more often than not, counterproductive.
The only part I saw that seems relevant to what you're describing was on overtraining, which I believe is more of a long-term trend (too many hard days with insufficient rest) rather than a single-workout phenomenon. I'm just trying to determine whether I'm getting a good, high-quality workout with these jump intervals.