Hello I am about 3 weeks into structured training with trainerroad and I am enjoying it quite a bit although I have two concerns as far as calibrating goes. I have a TacX Vortex which I know has a reputation for not being the most accurate thing in the world but i’d like to have it as close as I can get it.
As far as calibrating goes should I use the TacX utility app or trainer road? Currently I have been doing the TacX app calibration after warming the tire up and then doing the trainer road calibration right after.
I use ERG mode so does changing the gear during calibration matter? I find when using the trainerroad calibration I end up spinning out or putting out insanely high RPM where I am getting launched out of my saddle to hit the limit at which point I can stop and let it spin down. Would it be ok in this case to go to a harder gear and then after calibrating go back down to my small chain ring and middle cog?
Lastly how quickly are noob gains realized? I already feel like the work outs I am completing now are pretty trivial and I am not sweating nearly as much as I was when I was starting out and I’m not sure if that’s because my calibrating habits are leading to inaccuracies or if I am just getting fit quickly since before training I was just sitting on my computer most of the day. My initial FTP test was 145. In the case I am just getting in better shape should I retest my FTP now that I am halfway through or just continue with what I have and retest before going into SSB2? Thank you!