I was able to sustain 201 watts for my 20 minute Computrainer test. I will pause until after you get up off the floor from laughing, before I ask my question.
In doing VO2 max workouts I am supposed to stay within the 202-229 watt range and for aerobic threshold workouts target average is 191 watts. If I am able to do more than the watts specified, should I do that or should I stay within these guidelines because that is the most efficient training, i.e. balancing the amount of stress to my system and ability to recover between workouts versus exhausting myself to the point that I am not fully recovered for the next workout. We are in Week 3 and So far I have been able to stay within the ranges without overly stressing myself but it is challenging and I do seem to be recovered. Workload is going to be increased weekly and there are recovery weeks; next Tuesday will be a recovery session and then off for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We do VO2 max workouts on Tuesday and Threshold work on Thursdays and I try to get out for a long recreational ride on the weekend. Have been able to get out for 50 mile rides the last two weekends. It will be a 16 week total Winter program and I am not absolutely certain but I believe we will retest at the end of 8 weeks.