Doing The Omnium today, on the Pursuit interval my legs were dead with 2 minutes left and I switched from ERG to Level 2 mode, taking about 11 seconds to do so. Once in Level mode, I had no trouble sustaining a power level 15-30 watts more than the target to finish the interval then switched back to ERG and finished with my best IF and NP for this workout.
I’ve encountered the phenomenon before of being able to maintain or exceed a power level in Level mode that I couldn’t hold in ERG. Does anyone know the physiological explanation for this? My trainer is a Kickr Core.