Failed McAdie +1 yesterday so decided to load it up on my Wahoo and try it outdoors. I decided to do the intervals on the popular local climb (Mt. Diablo) given its 12 miles of straight climbing, 3500 ft elevation gain at 5% average gradient.
I know there is typically some discrepancy between indoor vs outdoor power but found this ride to be significantly easier, at least to keep it within the power range during the intervals.
My question is – am I even doing this right and will I obtain similar benefits as doing it indoors? Here is the workout chart. You can see the “over” intervals today range from 250 to 270 with some hitting below my ftp of (some intervals dipping slightly below 244 at times due to gradient shifts).
The indoor McAdie +1 yesterday forced me to ride at 256 and all I could finish was one full set of intervals at 100% intensity before bailing at the second one.