Friday, August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021
Today I set up my old smart trainer to start slowly training indoor cycling. The days are already getting short in terms of daylight and I get more than enough rain while running so I figured out that I might as well start getting used to indoor training right away. I've only used the trainer for a short while with Zwift but I decided to try to stay with just the Tacx Training app for now.
Did a short training ride using the iOS app with my new HR strap and everything worked perfectly. The session is automatically synced to Garmin Connect (and from there to Strava as well) and the data includes pretty much everything including riding power, cadence, and of course full HR metrics.
It's going to be an interesting journey to get to any noteworthy mileage on the bike. I've never ridden that much, and almost not at all in the past two years. I plan to take it easy and get used to it and combine short brick sessions (straight from bike to running) to the schedule right away to get a better feeling of running on tired legs.
I'm still waiting a week or two to get back in shape for the David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge (see Lex Fridman edition), and after that, I'll start a new proper training plan for completing my first sprint distance triathlon (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) as a first milestone.