To all those having trouble buying into the Hansons Method

It’s certainly not definitive, but I think this is a good argument for the Hanson Method: http://m.runnersworld.com/training-plans/how-to-avoid-diminishing-workout-returns

Take a quick look at this summary of an article comparing two groups performing interval training- one group at near all out wattage and one backing off to 60-80% wattage. As you probably guessed it is with cyclists, but the message is still the same!