Old 03-03-19, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
IMO, this article is for ultra marathoners who have a high degree of fitness and the focus is week to week.

As an ultramarathon athlete, you are better off completing your hardest workouts (like the 8 hill repeat workout mentioned above) when you are most rested, and then backing off the volume of workload (like the 6 hill repeat workout mentioned above) as you accumulate fatigue over time.

This concept may or may not apply to road cyclists but may have some implication for long distance cyclists.
I'm a CTS coached ultra distance cyclist and this is not the way my training plans are designed. My longer intervals are at the end of the week and the end of the microcycle, and intervals are always the same power zone within a cycle. I very rarely do anything above steady state though, a couple times a year V02max.
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