I was creating a new custom workout in the workout creator and could not create an interval with more than 300% FTP. I am trying to make 10/50 intervals (10 seconds on/50 seconds rest). Is there anyway to program intervals higher than 300% FTP besides switching to resistance mode?
That being said, for intense intervals of only 10 seconds, ERG mode can tend to struggle to adjust fast enough.
I find that Resistance Mode works a lot better for abrupt power changes and short, intense intervals.
I would also like to add my frustration with the workout creators max of 300% FTP for intervals. I have recently started to focus again on some sprinting drills and have butted up against this limit. In my own case I’d like to make a series of sprint intervals in the range 200 to 500% of FTP.
In the end I was able to make the workout I was after in Zwift using the ZWOfactory web-based workout creator. I have a Kickr and found that I was able to get good transitions to relatively high-power short intervals (>= 500%) if I included a short ramp interval of between 10-15s beforehand.
I would hope that the 300% limit is some arbitrary value (possibly hard-coded ) in the source that could be increased rather than some fundamental limit.
I have used the workout creator to construct many of my own custom workouts over a long period of time and hope that such an improvement could be made as it is somewhat of a hassle to switch to a different app for the workout.
What happens if you create a work out with 300% FTP, but once doing the work out you increase the intensity? Are you then able to go above 300% FTP once you’re doing the work out? If this is a workaround you could just make the rest intervals a lesser percentage knowing that you will up the intensity once in the work out.
almost 3 years later i can just repeat this annoying “feature” of the software. This change must take about 2 minutes work from a single engineer. I was just charged about 150$ for next years membership, that should singlehandedly pay for this change to be implemented for all members.
Just because @Jonathan , chad and @Nate_Pearson cant sprint doesnt mean you have to prevent the rest of us from practicing ours…
YEESH haha. The aforementioned advice still applies that this isn’t necessarily a development issue or something we wouldn’t have time for, its that trainers in ERG mode have a really difficult time catching up to that degree of increase quickly and smoothly. I’ll check in with the team about this to see if anything has changed.