- August 25, 2019 at 7:20 am #19994TristanParticipant
My usual HR test is on an out and back section of road, mostly uphill/flat one direction and downhill/flat other direction, roughly 2 miles each way. It’s the only stretch of road near my house that is uninterrupted for a reasonable distance. I was wondering if I could get a more accurate test just doing it on the trainer inside. Any thoughts?
- August 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm #19996LyndaKeymaster
Can you keep the power up on your downhill/flat section or is your speed and cadence too high to stay on the power?
- August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am #19998TristanParticipant
Towards the bottom of the downhill/flat section I start to spin out a little and have to use my brakes some to keep the power down
- August 28, 2019 at 8:56 am #19999LyndaKeymaster
Most athletes struggle to produce the same amount of power indoors on a trainer compared to outdoors on the road. If that is the case for you then your stretch of road is the best option. If you routinely ride the trainer and see similar power and HR numbers to riding outside then the trainer is the best option for you.
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