I recently signed up for Trainerroad because I enjoy the podcasts and know I need some better structured workouts. However, I am not sure I have the right equipment to really utilize it. I have a few different options for setups:
use a cycleops pro3000 (or similar) spin with ant+ power/speed data at a local gym
I have a very cheap trainer I use an old bike on that would require training based on heart rate
use my new nicer bike outside with a speed sensor
I am not a racer, and would mostly be targeting a few gravel races next year such as DK100 and Madco 100 in Iowa. Having 3 kids I don’t really have the budget to spend on an expensive trainer or power meter.
Do any of these sound like ok plans? Do any of you have recommendations or setups that have worked for you?