Now that we understand the basics of using the Sufferfest App and how to navigate to your workout, let's discuss how to operate the App when we are full on Suffering.
- Workout Environment
- Pausing A Workout
- Finishing and Gloating
As a Sufferlandrian, you are suffering, the bleeding eyes are in full effect, and we want to understand what we are looking at in our Suffer Fog! Let's look at our Sufferfest screen in all of its Glory!
Starting A Workout
To start a workout, we either begin pedaling or tap the screen to pull up the workout menu. From there we just press play.
Furthermore, you can pause the workout by ceasing to pedal. However, realize that some sensors report cadence in varying intervals. This means the workout will take 2 to 5 seconds to pause once you stop pedaling.
Understanding The Workout Screen
It's a delicate balance to be on target, and there will be a learning curve to using the targets, in particular if you are new to zone training. If you're using power, focus on being on target for power. If you're using heart rate, focus on that. Keep in mind that your heart rate will lag behind your effort level, and so do not be surprised if it takes a moment to hit the targeted zone. Refer to our Rubber Glove FAQ to learn more about the difference between training with power and heart rate.
Keep an eye on your cadence at all times and try to be with +/-5 RPM of the target for the best training results.
Changing Screen Views
There are a few things you can do to within the Sufferfest App to manage how you view your workout.
We start with our default workout screen.
By swiping left on the screen we can remove all of the information and just Suffer in peace. To get your data back, you can swipe right on your iOS screen.
If you notice, the video does not take up the entire screen. There are still those black edges at the top and sides of the video. To make the video expand into full screen mode, double tap your iOS screen.
Now, we can watch our video in all of it's glory! To make the video go back to the smaller mode, we simply double click the screen again.
Changing Workout Targets
In iOS you have the ability to change the graph at the bottom of your screen by simply tapping on the displayed Power, Heart Rate, or Cadence numbers at the top.
Cadence and Auto Pause
We can start a Sufferfest Workout by simply turning our pedals when a cadence sensor is attached. The video will also auto pause when you stop pedaling. However, you must understand that sensors take about 3 to 5 seconds to report a zero cadence value. There will be a delay. If you need your workout to pause quicker, and select the manual power, you will disable the cadence auto start and stop.
We can pause our workout screen during the video by a single tap on the screen or when we stop pedaling. In the pause screen we can do a few things like change intensity, fast forward or reverse the video, and finish our workout.
When making intensity adjustments for you workout, your workout FTP, TSS, and IF will change with the adjustment.
By simply touching the down arrow on the workout graph, you can slide the workout forward or backward. This is useful if you want to do another interval session and suffer more, or you are already warmed up and just want to skip the warmup portion of the video. Or, you can do a video twice by rewinding back to the beginning before the video finishes to double up on your Suffering. This is especially useful if you want all of that data recorded together in one single workout.
You can stop your video at any time by pressing the FINISH button. This will take you to the finishers screen. You resume your workout by pressing the RESUME button.
Finishing and Gloating
You have finished your Suffering and are ready to Save and Gloat. In completion of your workout you will get two notifications. The first notification will tell you that you have finished your workout, the second notification at the top will let you know that you didn't complete your workout.
We have the name of our workout just below our notification and the ability to add comments just below that. We see our links that we have activated, and where we will be sharing our suffering. At the very bottom we see the ability to continue our workout by clicking on "Resume" or to "Save & Gloat". Lastly, if we had too many couchalandrian tendencies, or our sensors were acting like a bunch of couchlandrians and didn't want to connect, we can delete the workout by clicking on the trash can in the upper right.
The Minions at Sufferlandrian Services hope you have a better understanding of your Sufferlandrian workout environment. Click the following links if you need more help Connecting iPad/iPhone HDTV's, or Troubleshooting Sensor Connections.