My most recent TR workout was the first one in the gym since Feb 2020 when Covid hit. My gym has Stages bikes with Gen 3 lefty power meters. When covid hit I got a dumb trainer for my mtb which also has a gen 3 lefty stages power meter. I got a separate wheel with a slick tire for mtb at home sessions on the dumb trainer.
The workout I did would push my threshold limits at home but in the gym it felt much easier. I ended up increasing intensity by 7% for the last interval. At home I would have failed with this intensity increase.
The temp in the gym is higher than at home.
The geo of the bikes is a bit different but I am more leaned forward at home so in better position to activate glutes.
Why at the watts in the gym higher/easier? I am thinking either the PMs aren’t measuring the same or it is psychological…maybe the gym atmosphere just puts me in a different headspace.
Any experience with this?
Also, makes me wonder about a TR feature request where ramp test, ftp and PLs are assigned to a default user profile but workouts done on a different setup (separate profile) are recalibrated by a user set adjustment so they don’t mess up the adaptation recommendations of AT relating to the default profile…