Hi Alex! I just signed up and created a program with Coach Jack and first off, I’m really impressed at how easy and yet customized it is, very good work!
I don’t really race on the road anymore, however I definitely do ‘race’. I was looking for a plan that really prepares you for hard road riding and Coach Jack suggested me a Serious Italian plan. For the kind of hard efforts I do, mostly 3-5 minute power is my main target to improve. While I wouldn’t expect any high-intensity intervals in weeks 1-4, looking ahead to weeks 5-8 and 9-12 I was surprised to see that the intervals are almost all threshold/endurance. I have no issues with this kind of riding, however was expecting to see some VO2max kind of work in there and hoping for some as I feel I’ve plateaued a bit. So I’d be curious on why the SI plan doesn’t include any VO2max or if it’s something that is in my settings. My riding on Strava has been intentionally more on the endurance side the last 3 months or so, so I wonder if that’s throwing Coach Jack off?
Anyway, thanks for a great product, really looking forward to the training!