I haven’t gone out on the road for about a month now and I’m really tired of sitting on the trainer for my workouts. Tomorrow is going to be ideal for riding outdoors, but my workout is 5 sets of 30-30s .
Given that these are anaerobic/neuromuscular efforts, would you rather do them on the road or on the trainer? I live in the Bay Area of Northern California so, unfortunately, there are cars everywhere. But just thinking about doing these efforts on the trainer just make me want to heave .
I prefer outdoors but at this time of year in the UK it’s hard to get to quiet roads without junctions and if I can’t get to them (as now) I’m erring on the side of caution and do threshold & above workouts indoors.
Yeap, my issue would be rolling hills and blind curves. I can probably do Taylor outside without going full tunnel vision, but max effort 30-30s usually leave me heaving by the third or fourth set. I ended up doing them inside today and was glad I did, I accidentally unclipped during one of the intervals which would have probably led me to crash if I’d been on the road
I‘d do the on the road if I were you, the RPE is just way lower. You just need a suitable piece of road, don‘t want to have to stop after interval #3.
That said you can do them indoors too, I just had Bluebell inside this week and it was a blast.
If you chose go do them indoors, +1 for resistance mode. Personally I hate the „too easy - too hard“ cycles ERG goes through sometimes, that distracts me too much from the effort and spikes my RPE. Personnal preference though.