I’ve always struggled with these longish 105% rides including over unders.
Problem: on 105% rides I am successful on interval 1, then blow up, and mostly unsuccessfully struggle through remaining. I often find after the session under examination, the first interval I was actually riding a lot of V02 and some at 105%. Because I treat the target power as the floor.
I believe my problem is solved with ERG mode, but alas, I do not have that currently on my trainer. Not looking to debate the ERG part.
Interim Solution: So now i reduce to 95% and use those powers as floor and ceiling. Success.
But how much am I losing?. I’d rather complete all intervals.
Desired Feature: This is why I would like TR to tell me, “well here is really the floor and ceiling for success in this workout”.
Two images of my no ERG mode problem.