STARTING THE WORKOUT
The Sufferfest Training System will automatically start if you have a smart trainer or a speed sensor (virtual power) connected to the App. Just start pedaling. When you stop pedaling, and power stops reporting, then the App will automatically pause your workout. It will take up to 5 seconds for the auto pause to be engaged. If you do not want the auto start or pause to engage, then you can manually start the workout at the beginning or manually pause the workout during your activity by tapping the screen and pressing the play/pause button.
(Having Choppy Power Reporting that keeps starting/stopping your workout? Check out "Improving Sensor Connections")
PLAYING THE VIDEOS
The videos should play just fine, whether you're streaming or running a downloaded video. But if you're having any issues with videos stuttering, stopping, or playing without sound then check out the help article, "Video Seeking and Download/Streaming Solutions."
FEATURES FROM THE PAUSE SCREEN
If you stop pedaling or tap the screen and press pause, you'll be able to do a few things.
- You can click on the full screen button to immediately move the app into full screen mode. For Windows users, the full screen mode will get ride of Window Bar at the top.
- Use the Video Scrubber to fast forward or rewind your video. Video cut short? Go back and restart the video where it was cut short. Feeling strong and need to repeat a few more intervals from Revolver? Push pause and rewind back using the slider.
- Adjust intensity. Of course, Sufferlandrians only adjust higher, right?! You can do this with the dial on screen, or use the up/down arrows on your keyboard. Your FTP and LTHR targets will change accordingly.
- Finish workout.
- Change your smart trainer from ERG to Level mode or adjust other sensors. Just click on the sensor menu on the right to see your connected sensors. iOS users have the option to reconnect sensors in this menu if they drop off. The capability will be coming to Windows and Mac later.
Device Menu and ERG to Standard Switch
*Read our article: To ERG or not to ERG?
UNDERSTANDING THE DATA ON THE SCREEN
During your workout, you'll see quite a bit of data on the screen.
At the top is:
- Cadence, Heart Rate, and Power. The small number in each box is your target, and the big number is your current performance. If you are below your targets you will see a blue box highlighting the area or a red box if you are over your target. The brighter the colour, the further off target you are.
- Just below those, you'll see some graphics that indicate cadence again (the 100 on the screen below), recommended perceived exertion (the 6.0) as well as various timers for the intervals and indicators for what kind of effort is coming up next.
At the bottom of the workout screen you'll see:
- Timers for how long you've been riding (on the left) and how much you still have to go (on the right).
- A graph showing you the structure of the workout and the relative duration of each section.
- A line running horizontally across the graph showing you how the efforts are relative to your FTP.
- A green line tracing through the graph to show you how far you've gone and how your performance has compared to your targets.
If you have any questions or recommendations, please email TheMinions@TheSufferfest.com .
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