Stationary bike for training?
t's very difficult for me to get out and ride during the week because of my work schedule. I can however get to the gym very early in morning or very late at night. What I'm wondering is if the miles you ride on a stationary bike in the gym would count towards total mileage for the week. (I have a training plan that has a certain amount of suggested miles for each day, and total to shoot for, for the week.)
I've been riding on the stationary bike on a hill profile, for 45 min to an hour each day (keeping RPM's in the 80 to 85 range). Increasing the level every few days as I get stronger. The last time I rode for 45 min, it said I did 16.5 miles. Would that equate to 16.5 miles outside on the road?
I know it's helping, because when I went out for a 40+ mile ride outside yesterday, I felt a lot better than last week. Just wondering if I'm getting an equivalent in, since it's all I can do on some days is inside.
thanks in advance for any feedback from all you more experienced riders!