Indoor/Outdoor Training Plan

Quick question here: when following an Indoor/Outdoor training plan, should the weekend ride (normally outdoor) match the specified time when done using the indoor option?

Today I had Endurance + planned for 2 hours 30 minutes outdoor; indoor option was “Endurance +” which is 1 hour 30 minutes. Due to weather conditions, followed the indoor option and got the orange not compliant workout. Should I scroll back on the indoor workout to do the full 2Hr30min ? Should the Extra Volume part of the outdoor session be compensated with that time on the trainer rolling in Z2?

Thanks!

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That’s what I would do Reynaldo.

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I have been using an indoor ride at 20% less than a planned outdoor ride. I don’t remember where I got this from but the idea was that the indoor trainer is relentless and never gives you any break.

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Indoor/Outdoor would be great, especially as the days get shorter I feel that my weekdays are going to start being indoors but whenever possible I will be outdoors.

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Funny how indoor rides and riders are frequently being mocked as lame efforts and slackers on Strava. For years, I’ve tried to explain how difficult indoor riding actually is (when done right), but apparently riding outdoors in all types of weather and occasionaly bouncing off cars - been there, done that, more than once - is considered so much more heroic…

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I’ve done all my long “outdoor” rides using Endurance+. I do various methods of rewinding. I did 3 hours 56 minutes on Endurance+ to get my 100km ride. Had to scroll back twice. I’m sure 4 hours on the trainer is likely worth at least 6-7 hours outside. Sometimes I would rev up the power and speed for a few seconds and then stand up to stretch my legs - and then do this 4 or 5 times in a row for each leg to give them a break without having to actually get off and walk around.

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