Well at least in my humble opinion it will. If you don’t know what Trainer Road is it is an application that works with your Garmin sensors to give you virtual power while you are riding your turbo trainer. Obviously if you have a power meter it will work with that but I don’t have one of those…yet. I have dragged my feat about using this because there was a little extra set involved when you need to ride your trainer. I am a fan of just getting it done with as little hassle as possible. But once you get it set up properly there is very little you need to do at each ride.
Very recently I did the same Sufferfest Video, The Wretched; first without Trainer Road, and then with Trainer Road. See the graphs below…
I can see an increase in intensity as well as focused riding by using Trainer Road versus not using it. I feel like I am getting WAY more out of my time when I used this focused approach to my trainer riding. Why even get on the trainer if you don’t want to get something out of it!?
And, as you can see below, the data you get after doing a ride in Trainer Road is pretty awesome.
Ugh. You did it twice just to prove a point?! Crazy!!!! Looks nice, thouogh. I sure love TR.
And I did rubber glove twice to start the tour because I didn’t do it with trainer road to start
You must really want to impress GvA!!!
power meter/sufferfest videos & trainer road….the best indoor training combination ever!!.
Someday I will have a power meter!!!
Great write up Rebecca!! You are kicking major butt!! Meow!!
OMG, I thought I was going to die on the last climb of Angels this morning.
Agree completely about Trainer Road. RPE is very difficult to train to. Have tried to do it in the past with very inconsistent results Having the graph that shows power goals throughout the ride based on (even an estimated) FTP is much more accurate, consistent and produces better results. Just follow the bouncing ball (or in the this case yellow dot) 🙂 .
I am starting to loathe the green line and the dot! 🙂 but in a good way!
Yesterday was brutal…….so glad that we are getting close to the end
I can’t wait to only take one shower a day and have a day with no Lycra!
Haha!!!! I totally agree