My setup is essentially the same inside and outside. When inside I do the following:
- turn on Garmin 530 and Kickr
- launch TR app on my mobile phone, go to Devices and change Kickr to Standard mode and set the level appropriate for the workout
- on the 530 it prompts me to start the workout
and a few notes:
- TR app is only connected to Kickr, to set the mode and level/resistance
- 530 is only connected to Stages power meter and HR monitor, just like outside
Performing workouts is therefore nearly the same outside vs inside because I’m looking at the same bike computer, and using the same data screens. The only difference is that inside workouts I open TR app and set level at the beginning. If there are sprints then I’ll reopen the TR app just before the sprint intervals and increase level setting. Otherwise I use my gears just like outside.
Standard mode on the Kickr feels like doing the workout outside on flat roads, whereas Erg does not. The bottom line is that standard mode more closely replicates the experience of doing the workout outside. I think that is a good thing, cognitive load and all that jazz. Resistance mode would be my second choice, and Erg is my last choice.
I’d go post on the other forum and ask for advice, one thing for sure you need to be careful when doing MTI work (I’ve always heard it in reference to knees).