I just recently purchased a smart trainer and was riding for the second time yesterday, somehow I really have problems with indoor training and was wondering if you have input that could help me.
First to the setup:
I use a wahoo kickr core controlled by the trainerroad app and power readings from my quarq dzero powermeter (same bike and powermeter I use also outdoors). For cooling I have a huge fan directly in front of me and the window open, room temperature was below 15 degree celsius.
Now to the problem:
I really struggle! The first workout I did on Sunday a week ago was McAdie +1, I could only finish it at 80% intensity and was destroyed afterwards and three days after (even had fever one day). Outside, using the same powermeter I don’t struggle with the Over/Unders, I was already considering increasing my FTP because they are not really challenging outside.
After nearly one week break I tried again this Sunday on the trainer, this time I made sure to drink a lot since I was wondering if the issue was dehydration. So I drank 2.5 liter of powerbar’s isodrink while riding the 1.5h Fletcher which is not an intense workout. However it felt intense, like SweetSpot rather than Endurance. At night I then got a throbbing headache and felt super wasted today in the morning with headache and nausea.
So what is happening here, why is my power so low but feels so intense and why am I getting totally destroyed? I don’t habe these problems outside at all.
Will I adapt to it? Did you maybe have similar problems?
Any suggestions what I can do about it?
I generally like the idea of indoor-training, but like this it more interferes with my training than it does good.
Thanks a lot for your input!