Are you technically not training to your fullest potential when you’re training with lower power but high exertion (wrt HR) indoors than higher power higher exertion outdoors?
According to my very minimal knowledge there are two parts contributing to ride a bike. The cardiovascular and the muscular. Do you muscles get trained in a specific way at higher power output than lower output keeping the cardiovascular aspect of it almost same.
- my ftp is 40-45 watts different from outside to indoors. Power source : powertap P1 both cases
*also my HR is comparatively around 10BPM lower indoors.