I have a couple questions after completing the 1st training day since ramp test.
I am really confused about whether or not we are supposed to be shifting gears. I have the Saris h3 using ERG mode. I was under the impression (and thought i read on here) that in this mode you should just put the chain in the middle gear of the cassette and the Trainer will do this rest. But in the dialogue during the exercise Chad was talking about changing gears for certain parts of the exercise (like standing or sprinting practice). And my cadence felt weird which leads to next question.
Is there a delay or inaccuracy with these trainers and the software? It wasn’t hard to hold a cadence necessarily but was hard to keep the power at the suggested power even in same cadence. 96 cadence was all over the place for power. Sometimes 96 got me 108 power and sometimes 120 power going back and forth drastically.
Also with cadence, it was really hard to keep the cadence between 85 and 95 like Chad said to do while maintaining the power it wanted which was 112. Everything just felt weird. The longer the session went the higher cadence i had to do, in the same gear to get the same power off 112. In the first few minutes of the 3rd interval i needed around 93 cadence to maintain 112 but a few minutes later and for the rest of the ride I had to maintain around 105 to maintain the same 112 in the same gear.
Not sure if the link to the exercise will let people look at it but here it is. Maybe someone can look at the cadence and power the cadence is getting and let me know if I’m crazy or it’s normal. It just felt like i was using the whole ride to chase the power level to make it close to 112 instead of focusing on the ride, my posture, reading chads dialogue etc. felt like wasted energy but it could also just be that I’m not used to it yet and need more practice.