I have struggles to transition from outside training to indoor training because a lack of transition process in TR in relation to handle the obvious differences between indoor and outdoor training.
This is really related to AT, AI Ftp and progression levels. Also I’m big in overthinking and analytics just fyi
- outdoor i can ride on 15-25 higher ftp (~319 so 5-8% difference) same power meter just the way outside is different
- outdoor i ride mountain bike with higher normalized power then average watts simply as the trails here are with lots of elevation
- going indoor here in Canada means the start of base… so less punch more sustained stuff that effects the way of progression levels
I feel the given FTP set based on AI is setting me to a higher FTP for indoor based on outdoor data
I feel the 2hour indoor riding with no stop of the legs for an endurance is way different than going up and down on local trails with coasting etc.
I feel the base phase favors more “easier” types workouts with longer rests and stuff rather the high progression level rides with higher relative powers ler interval with shorter rests
If I follow AT/FTP detection and progression it takes 3-4 weeks to “adjust” the ftp with progression levels as i add feedback and such.
However it’s obvious that it should run like a bit lower ftp and lower progression levels indoor. But there is no way to adjust the platform or reset.
I would either keep the ftp and lower or reset progression to 1.0 (indoor usually reset the season also and it’s base again) so it’ll pick up or I would lower the ftp and keep the progressions (if i would continue the training plan)
The current continuity among indoor and outdoor makes these transitions hard and somewhat hacking is needed.
So I’m puzzled…