I got a the TacX trainer last year and used it a little for indoor training. I now have a little better set-up because I got a whole new back wheel and tire, so I am not wearing my road/outside riding equipment out.
My main question is - Is the trainer appropriate? Can it serve as a good trainer for power readings and workouts? I have not invested in TrainerRoad yet because I do not know if the trainer is suitable. I did some of my own structured workouts last winter, but I do not know if they helped much.
Secondly, I do not ride with a powermeter, only a HR monitor. Maybe someday I will afford a powermeter - I would like to do the beginner plan and lose weight and rise my FTP, and be in shape to race in the summer months. Basically will the trainer I have be suitable for my goals? I am 205lbs and could afford to lose 10 or 15.