I usually do all my training indoors, but am on a 3-month work trip abroad and bringing a trainer was not an option this time. Fortunately, there is an uninterrupted big piece of road circuit I can use for workouts. But I have some questions and at least one problem:
Garmin Edge 530 seems to have just skipped the last 50s work interval in a workout. It shows up as a lap, but when I ramped up to do it I was surprised to see that it said time to go 3:30 or whatever the last rest was.
The workout was hard, and it’s hard to do vo2max on the road, so obviously there were power fluctuations. Yet, I didn’t think I did such a bad job considering (okay, one interval I had to get around a pedestrian who wasn’t looking where they were going. obviously being considerate is more important than nailing your numbers).
Adaptive training said “that looked tough, why did you struggle.” I am not sure I did, but if the workout failed it’s because the road is uneven, there’s some ups and downs, there’s some wind, so power fluctuates. Maybe I get better at this, but for now I don’t want the workouts to get easier.
Adaptive training wants to make the next workouts easier.
I guess I am trying to figure out if this is intended behavior or if outside workouts are still a bit broken. I am attaching a screenshot because my profile is private.
Since I can only work out outside, should I disable adaptive training for now?