I did Taylor -2 yesterday and I had some questions about technique. I’m running on a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine (dumb trainer) and a stock Specialized Tarmac Elite.
I find ramping up quickly for the VO2 max intervals is fine…it’s coming out of them into the recoveries that’s the problem.
I’m going up and down four gears to accomplish this and hitting my power targets.
When I drop the gears I find that I will suddenly get a surge ahead (sudden lack of resistance spin) on the pedals that the flywheel hasn’t slowed down and then a “hit” at the engagement, causing a slight pain in my outer knee.
Is there a technique to suddenly drop (because the intervals are only 30 seconds with 30 seconds rest) and come out of the interval? Do I suddenly back off, slow pedal and change gears and then let the flywheel slow down and pick up the rest period?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.