Hi I know this questions has been asked but cant find the thread now. I need to do a 3h outdoor ride tomorrow, but its raining and its not possible. I will not even attempt sitting for more than 1:30 on my indoor. Its a mental thing… cant work that hard and not move. What could I substitute it with? The description of G.O.A.T says " Even though this session is under 45 min , you put similar amount of muscular fatigue into your legs as a steady, multi hour base ride". My ride tomorrow is a steady base ride 65% of FTP for 3h. Would G.O.A.T suffice?
If it was me I’d do 65% FTP for 1:30. You never know, once you get there you might be able to suffer another 30 mins or so. 2 hours inside at zone 2 is probably worth 3 hours on the road.
I would do To Get To The Other Side. If the intensity is too high for you, you can turn it down a bit. It’s a brilliant video and Sir Mike Cotty is gold!!! He actually tries to climb Mt. Sufferlandria at the end and witnessing that in itself is worth the price of an annual subscription to SYSTM.
That’s a good call!
I just mentioned it cuz the OP mentioned an indoor limit of 1.5 hours. We know they’re capable of more
@WikkelWurmpie, indoor riding for longer times is an acquired skill. Regular small movements and adjustments in the saddle, getting out of the saddle completely even for 5-10 seconds at a time (even if the vid isn’t calling for it), proper bike fit, a good chamois (don’t use your worst chamois for indoor riding, it’s actually where you need a good one the most), and then of course, chamois cream. I speak from some experience having done an indoor ride of 21.5 hours (almost 28 elapsed). I’ve also done 16.5, 15.5, 14 and 11. #willrideforbadges
I agree with the Butter statement. I do need Chamois Creme on longer indoors rides that I don’t need it for outdoors. Lastly, standing is a requirement. You need to get the contact patch dead on or you will definitely have a type of suffering not endorsed.
Haha I alway use my worst chamois for indoor…
For outdoor endurance rides done indoors, I always suggest knocking a third of the duration of the ride. So 2 hours rather than 3 in this case. You never stop pedalling and never have coasting downhills, towards junctions or micro stops. This also keeps the ride to within the length of a lot of films so you can keep yourself occupied, also good to stand on the pedals a bit to ease pressure from areas where consistent pressure is not preferred by most!
However, I would say that G.O.A.T is a fairly good alternative if you really do not want to do more than 90min on the indoor trainer
and yes as others have said, chamois cream!!!