TrainerRoad

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IronCat5    pirate
16/03/2013 at 10:06

So there are a few of us Pirates using TrainerRoad. Share your career and what you've been working on.

For those not in the know, TrainerRoad is similar to Computrainer in that can provide power feedback. You'll need a turbo, speed & cadence sensor and an Ant+ stick.

Cat5's career

SgtLard's career

Richardsrr's career

DK has a career too but I'll wait until he publicly declares it.

16/03/2013 at 13:45

think I need a handbook that tells me what everything means before I start using it!

Doner Kebab    pirate
16/03/2013 at 18:53

Cat5's career

SgtLard's career

Richardsrr's career

Doners career

 

its simple MC - especially if you have your bike set up already

 

17/03/2013 at 08:57

Doesnt look like my turbo is compatible, although most other Elite Supercrono ones are! Annoying as it supposedly has a "power" reading on the head unit though I dontthink it is very accurate, but at least its trying to measure power.

Is compatibility just needed for power training? Can you do HR training on any turbo presumably?

 

17/03/2013 at 10:29
Which elite do you use Gladys? I have the supercrono power fluid, which is on the trainerroad list.
Doner Kebab    pirate
17/03/2013 at 10:51

some are listed under the american name - if you search the forums you might find that someone else has asked the same question. mine was one of them too

 

Doner Kebab    pirate
17/03/2013 at 10:52

and make sure you scroll through the list properly - theres beta and release versions

 

17/03/2013 at 12:37

Mine is the Elite supercrono Digital Mag.

This one; http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-supercrono-digital-mag-elastogel-trainer/

Maybe the settings for Elite Mag 1-5 might work? Good excuse to buy a new laptop as well!

17/03/2013 at 12:38
You can use any turbo:

Choose one that is similar in style ( ie if yours is a mag, find a similar mag unit)

Setup and do the test. Your test results are your capability ( if you test right)- if the system says you scored an FTP based on your best effort on your device, you can use that to set your zones for training on your device.

Use the test output to train. You can't use the power results etc on any other device, they are only relevant to your context. But you can use them in that context as changing the turbo won't make you stronger on its own- only training can do that.

If you change your turbo or get a power meter (etc) you have to retest on that device and use those new results on that device only

Regards
17/03/2013 at 15:10
Gladys, they have elite crono mag 1 to 5, not sure how it would work, worth a shot.
Doner Kebab    pirate
17/03/2013 at 15:40

i think the turbo Gladys has is the equivalent to the Buffalo CB943 or some adaptation of it

 

17/03/2013 at 20:54

Funny Doner. You're a funny boy. And yes I did have to! 

So I need an ANT+ stick. Which I could solve by upgrading to a Garmin 910XT.

Just need a new laptop now! 

Doner Kebab    pirate
18/03/2013 at 07:03

i knew you would

Mr StOat    pirate
18/03/2013 at 07:06

I may have to sign up to this when I get back at the end of the week, adn have some money

IronCat5    pirate
19/03/2013 at 21:10

Cheer up!

Ericsson tonight. Less impact than a proper interval session but still some training stimulus.

21/03/2013 at 13:29

Wow, taken a bit of a break off the fitness program due to issues (torn hamstring, sickness and the squirts etc) and just jumped back on the turbo for the 1st time in a few weeks. Ouch, tried a20 min FTP test. It wasnt pretty, suffered on the 1 st 5 min clearing effort, then failed 2-3min into the 20 min test. WTF has happened? Legs got really heavy, really quickly. Obviously LA build up, but does the body really forget how to deal with it so quickly if you take a break from training?

I cant upload my effort to trainer road as yet cos my wireless is playing up on the computer in the shed, but will post it as soon as i can so you can have a gander.

IronCat5    pirate
21/03/2013 at 17:37

I'm guessing it's this:

Richardsdrr wrote (see)

torn hamstring, sickness and the squirts etc

Maybe I'd have eased back in to it, not gone straight for a power test. You're perfect pirate material though

Sufferfest's Fight Club tonight. Was hoping to get out on the road at the weekend, but it's looking like perfect weather for Blender

Edited: 21/03/2013 at 21:45
IronCat5    pirate
28/03/2013 at 22:12

After two hard run days, Geiger tonight.

National day of Sufferlandria this weekend!

29/03/2013 at 20:40

So... a new laptop and a £300 ANT+ stick later (it did come with a free 910xt! ) I am nearly ready! Will trial the connection between the laptop and the Garmin sensor tomorrow hopefully and then look to sign up (is there a trial?) at some point this weekend. Looking forward to seeing my power!!!

 

IronCat5    pirate
29/03/2013 at 20:56
Gladys M. wrote (see)

So... a new laptop and a £300 ANT+ stick later (it did come with a free 910xt! ) I am nearly ready! Will trial the connection between the laptop and the Garmin sensor tomorrow hopefully and then look to sign up (is there a trial?) at some point this weekend. Looking forward to seeing my power!!!

 

Sounds like you bought your Ant+ stick from the same people I get my Haribo from

30 day free trial, then they take your money. You can pause your membership at any point.

 

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