last week I did The Shovel, and that was really the first time my App-to-Kickr link posed a very noticeable and even annoying problem.
In most cases I have virtually zero delay in the power steps, but occasionally there is one, and when there is, it’s usually in the range of 7 to 8 seconds.
Now in a 2 min effort, those 7 seconds might be disturbing but they are not the end of the suffering. Even if it occurs in a very short opener during warm-up, well, you always have the time to rewind and do it again.
In the short sprints of The Shovel however, such delays can kill the entire idea of the workout.
I also have the feeling that the shorter the effort (or recovery period), the more frequently these delays occur. But that might just be perception, I should run some statistics on that. Anyway, even if true, this would be stuff for the minions to deal with.
Now I have Violator scheduled for next week, and looking at the profile of this workout, it is bound to be a disaster in ERG mode. So, the obvious advice would be to ride it in Level Mode.
But: As the inexperienced ride that I am, I will NEVER even remotely hit these power targets on the nose. Put me on a running track and ask me to do the 400m in x seconds, without any GPS or stopwatch, I’ll run the lap in x +/- 2 sec (provided x is in a reasonable range😉).
Ask me to do x W on a bike and I’ll ride x +/- 150 W
Joking aside, Violator has many many very finely graduated steps and efforts. If I do this in Level Mode, my power will be all over the place and the idea of the workout will be ruined.
So, any useful suggestions?