What form do you target for your hardest videos

I keep blowing up on nine hammers. I am confident that my 4dp is right and my power meter is calibrated. I’ve been trying when my form is hovering around 0. I am about to try it again with form = 8. My question is: what is the average value of form you have going into the hardest videos

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  • What do you mean by “form”? I have never survived entire of nine hammers. The bump up in the last interval is a killer. Not convinced idea is to survive, but rather to die trying. 

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  • Hey Alan,

    Nine Hammers is a fantastic workout that will push you to your limits.  Even with up to date 4DP numbers and a perfectly calibrated power meter, chances are you will struggle with some of those intervals.  When you are able to make it through, it is probably time to retest your 4DP.  

    Looking at your TrainingPeaks measure of Form (Training Stress Balance or TSB), is a good indicator of race readiness, not necessarily a guide for day-to-day training.  While you want to show up for a race with a slightly positive TSB after tapering, productive training happens when your TSB is at around -10 to -30.  You can read more about that in the TrainingPeaks Training Blog.

     

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  • Thanks Therese.  Also, love the app and community.  

    -Alan

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