I’m just finishing up (finally) SS Base II and will probably go for the Short Power Build plan. I currently have a CycleOps Super Magneto - a superb dumb trainer which I really like - but I have to switch gears quite a lot to hit the target power on VO2 intervals.
As I look ahead to the Short Power Build there are loads of workouts with short and intense bursts (e.g. Spanish Needle -3 . By the time I find the right gear and target power the burst will be over…
2 questions for you -
- I guess I’ll have to keep in a low gear and change my cadence - what does anyone else on a dumb trainer do for these workouts?
- Would a smart trainer be any better at this (e.g. Saris H3)? If I thought so, I might invest but I’d be pretty frustrated to fork out a tonne of cash only to find they aren’t really able for these abrupt changes either
Thanks for any experiences you can share on this.