So my first week using Trainerroad is in the books and onto week 2.
The planning flexibility, calendar, support/podcasts is awesome. Exactly what I need to keep me focused and on track for the next 6 months to complete my first full IM. ERG mode on the kickr with Trainerroad is flawless and I’ve had no technical issues.
The desktop app is slow. Opening it, loading a workout, trying to click anything in the app is just slow and lags.
I don’t understand the brick workouts from the calendar. The event shows a 20 min run despite the description being “Cumberland + 20 min run” - ok fine…but the detailed description says a 45 min bike before a 20 min run. So I look at the workout plans and there is no Cumberland 45 min bike workout. So I loaded the 1 hr 15 min Cumberland workout instead. Really confused. What am I missing?
I just finished Berryessa. My favorite workout thus far. 8x20’s at 200% with lots of recovery. My issue is that during these 200% efforts, my power is at ~400w and then the workout immediately drops to 60’ish watts for recovery - WTF? I know I may not be the smoothest pedaler, but making that drastic jump is just stupid. My legs feel like they’re going to rip the crank off and the app pauses the workout because it doesn’t sense any power to the pedals. Not sure if anyone has recommendations on how to keep things fluid. I would much rather the power never drop below 100w because anything below that threshold and it’s not enough resistance to do anything.
Week 1 was pretty tough despite prior conditioning leading up to this week. Asking someone to do 4 days in a row of cycling, which includes a 2.5hr ride, ramp test, and throw in a brick workout and a 80 min run and a 1x1500 swim portion is a pretty freakin tough schedule. I earned a “sore saddle” and blisters after those durations. Going from 1-1.5 hrs indoors to 2.5 teaches you new things
But in general, super happy and having fun with training. And please take my rants as constructive criticism. If anyone has any suggestions on how to better improve my experience, let me know.