VO2 12s #3

Today was the VO2 Max 12s session.
3 x [12 x (0:30 @ 130% FTP, 0:15 @ 50% FTP)] on 3:00 RI

I thought I gave it a good go but I see now that it was not as good as last week’s set.

Today’s VO2 Max session:
469kJ, av. 240 W, NP 257 W, TSS 56,1

Last times I did this session I got:
474kJ, av. 239 W, NP 258 W, TSS 57,2
439kJ, av. 222 W, NP 240W, TSS 54,0

I was really surprised that the power was lower than last week;I felt like I gave a good honest effort today. Looking at the individual 12s I see that I was down on top end today:

This week: [140kJ, NP 263W,Av P 268W][139kJ, NP 265W,Av P 257W][138kJ, NP 265W,Av P 256W]

Last week: [144kJ, NP 273W,Av P 269W][141kJ, NP 270W,Av P 264W][141kJ, NP 270W,Av P 264W]

So finally I fail to see a week on week increase in performance. Not bad anyway.

The good news is that I felt absolutely no sensation or pain in my knee; can I now conclude that the injury is not cycling related? I’ll reserve judgement until bedtime tonight.

Assuming everything is ok, I’ll do my now usual outside MTB easy ride tomorrow. Can’t wait!


It’s 21:30 now. Knee feels good. No sensation whatsoever walking down the stairs. I’ll avoid running until Friday, replace it with rowing.

Good times.

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