I am struggling a bit with the Half Monty ramp and hope someone might have an advice (other then buying a smart trainer )
I am using an Elite fluid trainer (wheel on) and a crank based power-meter.
Therefore i do not have ERG-Mode.
Instructions says, the second that i am not reaching the target, i should stop.
But to be honest, it is quite difficult to stay in that target zone.
The first time i did Half Monty i constantly overpowered so i will not drop below the target. My numbers (FTP and LTHR) seemed too high after that.
The second time i did Half Monty i tried to avoid this and decided quite early to stop.
But now i think that my numbers are too low.
I would like to ask for guidance, when to stop, and when dropping under target is still ok.
The problem is, when using a not-so-smart-trainer with a resistance curve and a powermeter, you are always bouncing around between a little to high and a little to low. it is very difficult to stay in a very small range, and it gets harder the smaller the timeframe is you have to stay in that range.
I would suggest, that dropping below target because of this “bouncing” is ok, trying to slowly increase the power over time. But i have the feeling that this may be wrong.
Is there any advice on how i might “feel” that i “dropped” too far for too long or any settings to the software that can be done?
Maybe switching from 3sec power avg to 1sec power?