Once I got home after dropping Linda off, I consulted my list of things to do. I was even about to nuke a cup of coffee to help me decide. Then I realized that if I sat down to think about it and drink my coffee I was going to go to sleep. So I crawled back into bed, still warm from when I made it, and slept like a rock for 3 hours. How nice.
From there I woke myself up with a nice core session. Sort of. The waking up. And the core session too, I guess. My legs are still feeling tired. Then on the bike for a slow warmup.
Tried a new thing. Stayed in one gear and gradually increased the brake. Each increase ups the wattage output by about 10 or 12, assuming the rpm stays constant. Which I was trying to do. Pedaled 8 hard, and 2 easy. By the fourth one I was feeling distinctly feeble. Bailed out and cooled down. 1.25 hours.
Here's the bike and trainer question. No idea if it has been answered elsewhere.
When I bought the trainer I set the bike up on it and calibrated the power meter per the instructions. It didn't say anything about periodic recalibrations, so I've just left it. Today I pumped up the tires since they were getting a bit soft. That is the ONLY thing that has changed since my last ride.
Does increasing the pressure in the tires alter the rolling resistance on a trainer? If so, up or down, and by how much? Or in other words, am I going to have to work harder, or not as hard, to achieve a given wattage after pumping up the tires?