A couple of weeks ago I did FF and had some technical issues. While I got improvements they were minimal due to power dropouts and the like. I also completed the 5 and 20 minutes using ERG with what I thought were realistic targets as I had issues with Slope mode.
Long story short, I manually adjusted my 5 and 20 minute numbers up to what I thought were realistic and a 5% improvement over my last FF.
Now started another 12 week plan and, maybe this is mental rather than physical, I have found the workouts strangely do’able. Far easier than after my previous FF where I struggled to hold targets. This week with Shovel and Butter I had no issues or problems holding the power targets and my HR remained reasonably low (possibly thanks to my new toy, the Wahoo Headwind?).
Should I leave well alone and review after 6 weeks when the Full Monty is on the menu? Training Peaks is showing I have never been fitter and I have always found this a reliable gauge.
For sure, these planks work a treat! Outside with friends sustained efforts have always been an issue but this summer I am pulling them round rather than the other way round!