Should have had Mount Goode+3 yesterday but I was away with work and didn’t get back until 7pm so postponed it to today and pushed it outside. https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/bobw/rides/104718590-mount-goode-3
I’ve done outside workouts before but on my MTB so no power just RPE. Today I was on my road bike (it’s been on the trainer for sixteen months and this is only it’s third trip outside in that period!) so it was a case of trying to find a route that I could fit fifteen minute efforts into without there being a big descent in each interval. We live in a hilly area so even the “flat” roads are anything but and even minor descents or down gradients affect the overall power. Really frustrating to see your average power for the interval dive with just a short 100m (distance) descent even when pedalling hard.
The second interval had an unexpected set of road works which held things up and I cut short the last interval as I’d got to the top of a hill and was about to start a longish descent so there’d be no power - going too quick! Tacked on another 90mins of endurance/tempo riding onto the end of the scheduled workout.
Pretty cold - about 2C - but at least it wasn’t raining.
Next week’s a recovery week so I’ll do those workouts outdoors as well.