Seez,Seez wrote:You will get rubber dust from the tyre as it degrades with a wheel-on trainer. Worth getting a trainer tyre if you use it a lot, which won’t degrade but can’t be ridden outside. i’ve had mine for over 10 years and used it heavily. I have it on a very cheap training wheel so to ride outside I can change the wheel not the tyre, because it’s a plum of a job trying to get it off.
Like DOB, I have an old fluid trainer (a kurt kinetic), but with a cheap speed sensor that your phone / pc can communicate with, apps can calculate virtual power and give you a very high standard training programme. I use TrainerRoad, which puts your target and actual power for the interval at the bottom of the screen so you can watch Netflix or Prime without slacking off. Zwift and Sufferfest are also worth trying to see which you prefer, i think they all give you a free trial month.
What sensors do you have to connect to Trainerroad? Do you need an ANT+ dongle to connect to the laptop? I have a speed/cadence sensor for my Garmin, so I just follow GCN workout videos, and try to work off heartrate/cadence for following the plan, but maybe power would help. I'm always going slower at the end of a workout, which tells me I must be working to a higher % of my ftp at the start than they're telling me to.