I hope I can get some help here and thank you in advance. Apologize if this question(s) has been asked. Using Power Match with Stages Power Meter.
Regarding Baird +1 ( 7 x 1 min at 120% ftp with 30 sec recoveries): After finishing the whole workout (not very difficult - perception wise). My HR never got out of tempo ( about 6 bpm below my 40-60 min power HR). I’m rested and my cadence choice for these types of efforts is usually 95 - 105 rpm (I try to replicate what I do outdoors).
I did notice that for many of the intervals, the average power was upwards of 8-12 watts lower than the targeted power per interval. I use a Wahoo Kickr 2nd generation and keep the chain on big ring (50) and middle of 11/28 cassette in ERG mode.
Q1: Regarding Baird, i’m naturally relatively more anaerobic biased- I’m just wondering if this workout is not helping me aerobically because my HR should be 181 for very , very hard efforts of 3-5 minutes. And as noted, HR never got out of tempo.
Q2. Is it a trainer issue that it won’t hold my target power? Or at least be only 2-3 watts off ± rather than 8-12 watts?