A lot there !!
Yeah thanks my injury is better, as you may have seen got out but sore still and still no idea how it happened.
Lastly, I wonder if MAF is more about getting your body to essentially be super fat adapted?
That is EXACTLY what it is. By doing MAF you increase your aerobic energy (zone 2 in all but name) allowing you go longer/faster on same energy levels and eventually no need to even touch carb stores.
Which then mens when fully in the ‘zone’ those surges are easy because you can switch easily to get them and nicely topped up.
And yes most pro cyclists will be fat adapted even if they do not admit it, that is a consequence of what they do and what they eat. Country to popular belief they do not eat loads of carbs and most will be less than 40% during races and probably much less in training.