Hello. I’m new to training and TT since the last week of January. Up until recently, my training has been quite easy in particular various sweet spot and endurance workouts. I was starting to think my FTP was too low. I did my first over/under interval training last weekend. It was tough and I had difficulty getting to the right target power and maintaining it.
I’m riding a Kona Dew PhD with a 34/50t chainring and 11-32t 10spd cassette. My trainer, Tacx Satori, isn’t that smart. I’ve managed cadence and power through gears. I have a manual resistance lever on the home trainer, but haven’t used it. I’m not really sure when I should. I have read somewhere in the forum to stay in the smaller chain ring, but maybe that was for ERG models.
At first I was overshooting target power and by the time I got to it the interval was over. I started to anticipate the Overs, but couldn’t maintain Target. During yesterday’s workout (Tallac), I couldn’t stay at target. Is there something I should be doing with my setup such as moving to the larger chainring or with the manual resistance lever?
Any pointers are welcome. Thanks!