I started riding again about 5 weeks ago. Ive been using TrainerRoad and a Wahoo Kickr exclusively, doing various endurance, tempo and threshold workouts. I typically get sore in the hamstring area of my legs and never feel anything in my quads - even doing 3x20 at 94% FTP.
I rode on the road in a race for the first time Sat. It was a flat road with no wind. Within a mile, my Quads were burning and they burned the entire time. Cadence was the same at 90RPM and I never felt it in my hamstrings.
Question: How do I get the same quad muscles activated on the trainer? I almost feel like the trainer is no benefit since my quads get no similar workout.
I ride in aero. Bike setup on trainer is in the small cog and about three lengths up as recommended. I read some similar articles but didnt find anything. Bike is a Cervelo P2.