One of my buddies took a photo of himself training on the trainer the other day and posted it on facebook. I looked at the pic and was curious what the heck was on his computer screen, so I asked him. He mentioned this new software application from TrainerRoad, so I checked it out and really liked what I saw. I havent tried it out myself yet as it requires a Garmin ANT+ USB for the Mac/PC, but the overview video they have online as well as a great review by EnduranceReviews.com. You can get the Garmin ANT+ USB adapter for about $28 bucks at Amazon.com, and the TrainerRoad software itself is via subscription for $10 a month.
The software is packed with features, such as the ability to grab the ANT+ data from your speed/candence sensor and heart rate monitors, if you have a power meter it will also pull that data in. The softare also includes workouts, LiveGraphs, Instant feedback, Virtual power (for those who dont have a powermeter) Threshold calculations, Race simulations, Training plans, Tailored training, Focused workouts, analytics, and you can even watch TV via Hulu, Netflix, etc...One feature I really like is that if you already have the Sufferfest videos, you can drop those into the application and it will show you the sufferfest video as well as the appropriate level of effort you should be at compared to what you are actually doing.
We've integrated our player with TheSufferFest.com training videos. Just drop one of the videos in our player. We keep the video in sync with the workout and give you wattage based targets. It really takes these workouts to the next level. Bring a bucket!
Go check out the review yourself and watch the videos!