So since the weather is too good here and the lockdown has eased I am taking break from TR and riding outdoors… Just riding and playing about for now. Loaded up the Xert apps on the Charmin. I really like em (basically display metrics). The fat and carbs consumption is interesting but I have no way to check on its calibration but as a management tool on the road it is pretty good. The thing I am struggling a little bit with is the MPA. This is based on your maximum recorded power output and has a sort of decay model in there for when you are operating above threshold. As soon as this decays to the point where it matches your current power output the theory has it you are done and it is all downhill from there.
Has anyone used this much? I am sort of seeing very few episodes where I even approach within 50 watts of that point in any of my quaisi-structured intervals, but I still feel done. Is it just me…? should I just HTFU and hold on until that point? Is it your classic VO2max margin loss through under-use? As I said I am just riding for giggles ATM, so I may try to explore this over a couple of different style intervals… (Threshold, VO2Max)… just to see. I was just wondering if anyone else has used it in anger.