The official TrainerRoad thread

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby jotko » Fri Jan 18, 2013 22:06 pm

Garryboy wrote:
JGSI wrote:Dont know who this guy is http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/164153 but pushing 400 watts out with a HR of 122 ...? this boy cant compute that at all


Had a fairly meteoric rise since joining on 1st Dec when net power was around 210w. Lance, is that you? :D


His last 8 minute test is crazy - http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/159208

Nearly 600 Watts for 8 min with a heart rate of 132 - I hit that pulling up my bib shorts ;)

It is virtual power though - maybe his turbo is broken lol

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby colinsmith123 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:36 pm

Help me out here. Very frustrated. I've set my turbo to the correct setting, paired my HR and cadence / speed sensor, and opened up a plan, but whilst riding all I see is two silly little graphs either side of target power, next power, interval time, total time and HR. When I pedal a red line follows the green line, but it is so small I cannot see it. I cannot see the instant feedback as shown on the website showing when I am in the correct power zone.

A bit disappointed so far. :(
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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby JGSI » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:54 pm

colinsmith123 wrote:Help me out here. Very frustrated. I've set my turbo to the correct setting, paired my HR and cadence / speed sensor, and opened up a plan, but whilst riding all I see is two silly little graphs either side of target power, next power, interval time, total time and HR. When I pedal a red line follows the green line, but it is so small I cannot see it. I cannot see the instant feedback as shown on the website showing when I am in the correct power zone.

A bit disappointed so far. :(


The bar under the Power readout goes green and bright green when you hit the number as you pedal.
Thats all you need to do.
Training this way is obviously not to everyones taste, but I have found it an invaluable aid to maintaining a training and riding consistency.
Maybe try it with a drop in Sufferfest or Spinerval (bit more expensive) video

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby colinsmith123 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 14:07 pm

JGSI wrote:
colinsmith123 wrote:Help me out here. Very frustrated. I've set my turbo to the correct setting, paired my HR and cadence / speed sensor, and opened up a plan, but whilst riding all I see is two silly little graphs either side of target power, next power, interval time, total time and HR. When I pedal a red line follows the green line, but it is so small I cannot see it. I cannot see the instant feedback as shown on the website showing when I am in the correct power zone.

A bit disappointed so far. :(


The bar under the Power readout goes green and bright green when you hit the number as you pedal.
Thats all you need to do.
Training this way is obviously not to everyones taste, but I have found it an invaluable aid to maintaining a training and riding consistency.
Maybe try it with a drop in Sufferfest or Spinerval (bit more expensive) video


I don't have a bar of any sort, but what I have found is the speed sensor is not transmitting. Little red light comes on, but nada on my Garmin or on Trainerroad, so off to LBS for a new sensor.
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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby fukawitribe » Sat Jan 19, 2013 16:50 pm

Has anyone here used the workout creator ? In particular, i'm interested in importing an existing free-ride (or possibly a workout) to use as a template.

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby damov2 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 20:44 pm

damov2 wrote:Hello Peeps,
Looking for a bit of advice, I'm a week from finishing a cardio/interval plan(Insanity-not related to cycling). When done I want to start using Trainer Road as like to work to plan for motivation reasons.

Has anyone any experience of using Virtual power with a Cyclops classic mag trainer(I noticed its still in beta phase), or would I be better off buying the PowerCal? or a new trainer?


I think Im going to stick with what I have for the time being but I another question, Im starting inter base 1 next week as its set out so doing the 8 minute test on tuesday but as I've got free day tomorrow i was going to give the 20 minute test a crack, is it worth doing both?

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby Simmotino » Sat Jan 19, 2013 20:55 pm

Preference really, but I always go with the 20 minute test myself. I know the multiple is adjusted accordingly, but I always think it's easier to get a 'false' reading over 8 minutes as oppose to 20, as your pacing and endurance isn't as crucial across the shorter time measurement.

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby fukawitribe » Sat Jan 19, 2013 21:44 pm

First go at Angels tonight

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/166568

Hard work but I see now why people rate Sufferfest so highly, fantastically cheesy good fun !

One bit of weirdness I had was that the video and power graph seemed just a wee bit off, no more than a few seconds. I paused the workout before the warm-up by getting off the bike to turn the fan on, have pause on pedal still on, wonder if that had anything to do with it ?

(Second pause, slap bang in the middle of the last climb, was due to the screen saver kicking in due to idiot here not turning it off - great timing... Still, probably broke my record for dismounting and remounting the bike)

Time for a cold beer I think.

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby kleinstroker » Sat Jan 19, 2013 22:06 pm

Just finished week 5 of the Base 1 plan, really enjoyed it so decided to do it again as it's taken me a while to get this far what with working away, being ill and xmas etc. I think it was the best week so far and it looking back even just a week ago at the same rides, I managed to improve a fair bit for same amount of perceived effort

Carillon from last Sunday

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/157020

Carillon from today

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/166192

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby damov2 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 22:41 pm

Simmotino wrote:Preference really, but I always go with the 20 minute test myself. I know the multiple is adjusted accordingly, but I always think it's easier to get a 'false' reading over 8 minutes as oppose to 20, as your pacing and endurance isn't as crucial across the shorter time measurement.


Think as I've got time I will do both, should at least give me a decent comparison!

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby jotko » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:59 am

fukawitribe wrote:First go at Angels tonight

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/166568

Hard work but I see now why people rate Sufferfest so highly, fantastically cheesy good fun !

One bit of weirdness I had was that the video and power graph seemed just a wee bit off, no more than a few seconds. I paused the workout before the warm-up by getting off the bike to turn the fan on, have pause on pedal still on, wonder if that had anything to do with it ?

(Second pause, slap bang in the middle of the last climb, was due to the screen saver kicking in due to idiot here not turning it off - great timing... Still, probably broke my record for dismounting and remounting the bike)

Time for a cold beer I think.


I downloaded Angels, Downward Spiral, and Long Scream yesterday - will try Angels later, although I feel slightly pathetic today so it may well kill me :)

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby JGSI » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:20 pm

I have this week off to start digging a big training load hole again, especially with the Sufferfest tour starting soon.
Keeping good tabs on food and drink intake I have managed a sustained 5 lbs drop in weight since 3rd Jan.
A pound lower today, all this without starvation tactics but a lot of 'focus' and keeping everything tabbed on my training log.
Will be trying for a TSS daily score of over a 100 which for me is the tipping point for an increase in fitness or form whatever people like to call it.
Was keeping up well this morning
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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby Garryboy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 13:21 pm

Had a stinker this morning. Nowt in legs....did 1hr 40 on rollers yesterday, prob just tired. Need to get back to some structure inc days off I think.
http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/167083

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby WisePranker » Sun Jan 20, 2013 13:26 pm

Does anyone have trouble getting TR to work with a movie in fullscreen on a mac?

I tried to watch an MTB video this morning when I was doing a TR session. The video was playing through iTunes but i couldn't get TR to stay on top of it. I had clicked the icon to keep TR at the front but every time I started to play the video, it played fullscreen but switched off TR.
I'm using it on a MacBook Pro which is connected to an external TV screen. I also tried to have the video playing on the TV with TR running on the MacBook display separately but this didn't work either.

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby daveyok » Sun Jan 20, 2013 15:09 pm

Just done Palisade.

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/167306

Finding everything tough since my FTP was upped. On the last over of the final set, the wife & child decided it would be "funny " to open the garage door and throw a snowball at my backside. Haven't stopped laughing since I got back from the computer repair shop. :lol:

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby wardieboy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:32 pm

daveyok wrote:Just done Palisade.

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/167306

Finding everything tough since my FTP was upped. On the last over of the final set, the wife & child decided it would be "funny " to open the garage door and throw a snowball at my backside. Haven't stopped laughing since I got back from the computer repair shop. :lol:


If you hit Palisade through following the Base II plan then wait until you get to 'The Thumb', after following Base I and now progressing through Base II this is the hardest workout I've done on trainerroad so far.

I would have happily accepted a snowball to the laptop as an excuse to dodge the latter intervals. :shock:
peddlingmadness wrote:Slightly off topic but, whilst waiting behind a horse box today the Horse Farted with a little follow through, missed my mouth thankfully, but my glasses were pebble dashed..

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby Simmotino » Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:46 pm

wardieboy wrote:If you hit Palisade through following the Base II plan then wait until you get to 'The Thumb', after following Base I and now progressing through Base II this is the hardest workout I've done on trainerroad so far.

I would have happily accepted a snowball to the laptop as an excuse to dodge the latter intervals. :shock:


Hehehe, did The Thumb yesterday. Couldn't feel my legs for about 30 seconds after the last interval!

Mind you, if you think that's bad, wait until Powell rolls around! :shock:

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby daveyok » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:25 pm

wardieboy wrote:
daveyok wrote:Just done Palisade.

http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/167306

Finding everything tough since my FTP was upped. On the last over of the final set, the wife & child decided it would be "funny " to open the garage door and throw a snowball at my backside. Haven't stopped laughing since I got back from the computer repair shop. :lol:


If you hit Palisade through following the Base II plan then wait until you get to 'The Thumb', after following Base I and now progressing through Base II this is the hardest workout I've done on trainerroad so far.

I would have happily accepted a snowball to the laptop as an excuse to dodge the latter intervals. :shock:


Yes - that looks tough. Those 3 minutes are just going to stretch on forever. Hopefully my legs will be more attuned to the extra workload by then. Part of the problem today was upping the cadence for the overs but staying in the same gear as for the unders. Seem to be stressing legs and heart. Last couple of sets were done in a higher gear for the overs and this seemed more manageable. Or I might just miss out Thumb........ 8)

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby bobinski » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:06 pm

Seems that Angels's was rather popular today...
http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/167753

Shakey start though, headphones kept falling off! then i dropped my chain twice moving onto the big ring but managed to eventually get going :roll:

It would be great if you could link a video to a workout so that whenever you did the workout again the video automatically started.A bit more integration would save this klutz much setting up time :)

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Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

Postby wardieboy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:20 pm

Simmotino wrote:
wardieboy wrote:If you hit Palisade through following the Base II plan then wait until you get to 'The Thumb', after following Base I and now progressing through Base II this is the hardest workout I've done on trainerroad so far.

I would have happily accepted a snowball to the laptop as an excuse to dodge the latter intervals. :shock:


Hehehe, did The Thumb yesterday. Couldn't feel my legs for about 30 seconds after the last interval!

Mind you, if you think that's bad, wait until Powell rolls around! :shock:


Just scrolling through and seeing the amount of people that have failed to complete Powell says something, the comments are amusing too, determined to complete this one though.

Bah! In any case, that's a full three weeks away, I had better start carb loading now. :cry:

Anyone know where I can score some EPO?
peddlingmadness wrote:Slightly off topic but, whilst waiting behind a horse box today the Horse Farted with a little follow through, missed my mouth thankfully, but my glasses were pebble dashed..


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