No training yet today. Last night..
Set out with a goal to hold 250 watts for 15 miles. Just got this indoor trainer and thought I'd try to do a ride similar to my most basic outdoor ride, which is 18 miles at a moving average of 20mph. Don't train on the road with power, so I have no idea how to compare. My moving average speed for the indoor ride was 20.5 so maybe I'm in the ballpark. The last time I rode outside a couple of weeks ago I was off my mark, struggling to average slightly above 19mph over 20 miles, but it was windy, cold, .... whaaa whaaaa.
After futzing with settings initially, I made my goal of 15 miles last night, getting off to a good start at 250 watts @ 85-90 cad, but had to back off to 225-235 watts which I held strong through 10 miles. Had a mental shut down between 10-12 miles and had to regroup, kick myself in the butt and get after it again. Managed to drive to 300 watts to finish. I could have spun it up a little more towards the end once I knew it was almost over, but decided "why?". Disappointed, but at least it's a start.
I'll blame missing my mark last night on 20 quasi GS training runs on snow yesterday afternoon. ... OK I'm out of shape and I have to admit it. I have to say riding the spinner is more difficult than a similar ride outside. I don't know if it is the boredom, the constant need to keep spinning, or what, but it's a challenge and feels like a heck of a lot more work. Maybe it will get easier as I get more time under my belt. I hated the few spinning sessions I did at the gym last year - too hot, too loud, and absolutely nothing like actually riding a bike. On my own I think I can make it a little more "road like". Was going to get the e-motion rollers and use my bike, but didn't think my wife would deal well with those, so chose something we could both use.
No actual trainer photos yet, but stock photo....