Author: Mark Pearce (Intelligent Triathlon Training)
This is a workout to help develop VO2max and power at VO2max. After the 20min w/up there are 6 reps of 3min. Each includes 10s hard acceleration at the start. This can be performed in or out of the saddle. Then, settle into your race (TT, hoods or drops) position aim to complete the interval. If you need to come out of that position to complete the rep, do so - the idea is for a very hard workout!
If you can complete this then the aim is to add another rep on, not to go harder. Once you are able to accumulate 21-24min of work then you probably need to re-evaluate your FTP - well done!