I just recently got a Neo and have started training using Erg mode rather than resistance mode. I wanted to ask about people’s experience when they started using Erg mode and see if it matches mine.
For me, Erg is kicking my butt. Hard. I’m used to a roller training setup and hitting watts via cadence changes. There, I can do 2-3 hour rides no problem at my target HR and wattage. Now I’m struggling after about an hour.
It’s a bit odd but my legs just feel dead if I stop pedaling. I find that if I stop after about an hour I can’t keep going. Mentally i’m also feeling like its just really hard to continue even though I’m still hitting the same HR and power I always have.
I’ve also started making sure everything is dialed in. Erg sessions have me I’ve started taking in sports drinks and targeting cadence to make sure it isn’t too bad. Post workout protein and carbs as well and I’m trying to get more sleep. Today, after an hour and a half session the day before, I was just ravenously hungry and just really fatigued.
I just wanted to ask if others had this feeling when they started using erg. How long did it take for you to transition to this approach over a resistance style? Any tips for those starting to use erg mode more heavily? Also, do you find your outdoor rides being easier due to erg mode; do you feel as though erg is strengthening you more than if you were cycling outside?
Just would love to hear people’s thoughts about this