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Increased ability to burn fat instead of carbs = increased FTP?

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Increased ability to burn fat instead of carbs = increased FTP?

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Old 05-22-18, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
no.

hurt is hurt. that phrase "it never get's easier you just get faster" is a lot of bull**** in regards to racing, but it's spot on for intervals.
The phrase is true as long as you're not the fastest person in the race.... if you're faster than everyone, it gets easier.
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Old 05-23-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by KDTX View Post
......it will make more sense and give you a better understanding of what your homework needs to be.
I feel I should also point out that the whole idea of intervals was basically meaningless to me until I got a smart trainer....

now I need a power meter for riding outside. lol.
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Old 05-23-18, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by colombo357 View Post
I'd agree with that.

Out of curiosity, are you a good 40K TT rider?

I can imagine that a CAT1 who can hold 100% FTP for nearly an hour will find subthreshold intervals to be much easier than, say, someone like myself.
No, I'm horrendous. I don't even bother doing tts (of any length) anymore because I'm so bad at them.

Every type of interval is a struggle at some point. Sometimes I just have to drop the watts a lot for the first session or two until I can stomach them a bit better.

Overall I'd say I'm much better suited to short, punchy workouts. They hurt better.
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