I am seeking some help with some readings as I’m fairly new to Trainer Day (having converted from Zwift).
For background, I’m using a Wahoo Kickr Snap V2 (which I’ve calibrated), using Trainer Day on mobile and syncing a workout through Training Peaks.
My understanding of ERG mode is that the resistance on the trainer should adjust to match my cadence. A key focus for me is raising my cadence (as a novice, I’d been sitting really low - at around 60/65).
The problem I’ve run into is that when I lift my cadence (my goal was 90-95), the ERG mode doesn’t seem to kick in and my wattage goes through the roof, which meant that, in my ‘Zone 2’ warmup (supposed to be at 230 watts) I was riding at roughly 30watts higher for the 20mins, even at a lower-than-goal cadence of ~80.
That was a fair bit of extra work to take on before my intervals! Which brings me to my question - what am I doing wrong? I’ve attached a couple of screenshots from Strava, Training Peaks and Trainer Day which hopefully help explain the story. You can see that when it got to the interval I had to drop my cadence way down so I wasn’t sending my wattage through the roof.
Ideally I’d love to do all of the ride, 180w warmup, 230w extended warmup, then intervals at 287w at a high cadence around 90RPM, but at the moment that seems impossible?
Quick note: the drops at minutes 18 & 24 were deliberate. I thought by restarting perhaps the power would match my cadence but unfortunately it didn’t work.