I’m scheduled for a fitness test tonight after a reasonable recovery week (working days only). After previous discussions, I’ve concluded that the FF test is more suited to me. However, this is my first FF test. And I’m unsure if I’m rested enough - completed a ride 5 days ago with a TSS = 481 and IF = 99.
While my legs feel fine, I’m unsure if I’ll get the fully benefit from a 20minute effort.
So my question is - would it be best to do a Half Monty in lieu of the Full Frontal?
I didn’t find half monty at all helpful…
I vote for 4dp - unless you’re badge hunting and haven’t done half monty yet.
Or, if you aren’t confident you have the legs for a proper go at full frontal, why not half monty?
4dp if you want the results to matter
FWIW: For testing, I always do the 7 day test plan that includes a HM on day three and the FF on day 7. The HM sets the suggested targets for the FF and I try to beat those as best as I can during the FF. I believe this gives me the most consistent results. Bonus: It’s a very solid week of workouts.
Yep FF is definitely a mind game, that is continuously telling you to stop or you can’t do this or keep this up. You can, just need to get your head around it and especially after the 5 mins MAP where you immediately start thinking about the 20 minute section and how on earth are you going to get through that…
Just did FF today and HM about 4 weeks ago. For me FF is much more of a mental and pacing game. If you think about it your doing 26 mins right on the edge. In HM there’s only 13 or so ramp steps that you’ll get through, and it’s only hard for the last couple before the doors blow off.