I’m new to indoor cycling, and I am trying to adjust to power and cadence targets in level mode. I’m having a hard time evaluating (while riding) how I’m doing at hitting power targets in the intervals in, for example, Violator. My unsmoothed power fluctuates, and the available 3 second smoothing option in on-screen reporting is not terribly helpful for short intervals.
It seems like the SYSTM app could easily report average power at the end of each sprint interval, and that would make it easier to learn how to pace myself. I currently make sure my instantaneous power is above the requested power is for almost the entire interval, and try to roughly compensate for underpowered moments, but my IFs end up being quite a bit higher than advertised for the workouts.