Tonight during the SST Med workout the resistance increased progressively towards the end of the workout. The target wattage stayed the same, but the resistance at the trainer noticeably increased well past the target wattage.
Here’s how I can best describe it: To get back to what felt like the target wattage resistance, I would have to increase cadence so much that it would put me well above the target cadence. And when the workout was done and I was in the cool down sections, the resistance was so high that even at the target of 180w I was barely able to push the pedals. To hit the target 180w I had to drop my cadence to below 50rpm.
One interesting note: During the cool down block I paused the workout so that I could do my own cool down at a decent cadence. When resuming the workout after approx 3-4 min of easy spinning the cool down block resistance seemed much more manageable.
It’s almost as if the flywheel in my Hammer builds up an amount of resistance over the course of the workout and the beyond-ERG resistance came to a head at the very end.
I’m up to date on firmware, and I did notice the same problem (albeit much less pronounced) when I did the “McCarthy Special” workout in ERG mode last week.
Any recommendations besides turning off ERG? Thanks.