I’ve recently noticed that PowerMatch is making me work about 5-6% harder than the workout prescribes. Has anyone else had similar issues? On one hand, I don’t really care as long as I’m still able to finish the workout. On the other hard, this is already hard enough without the software/hardware conspiring against me.
Here’s the most recent example. These are the sweet spot intervals in North Pack. The entire workout was done in erg mode. E.g. Sweet Spot 1 asks for 85% FTP / 209 but end up doing 90% / 222; Sweet Spot 2 ask for 95%, but I average 100% FTP, etc… I try to keep a very even cadence and don’t touch the shifters.
For the trainer, I have a Wahoo Kickr w/ the following settings disabled: Control w/ ANT+ Power Meter, Erg Mode Speed Simulation, Erg Mode Power Smoothing. The bike is using a Quarq power meter which I zero prior to every ride.
In TrainerRoad, the settings are: Mode=Erg; PowerMatch/Auto; Power Smoothings (Secs) = 3;
Any insight appreciated. Thanks!