Hi, Everyone. I hope you’re having a great day today.
Early on in SSB1 I learned a valuable lesson about how slow and high cadences target the muscles and the heart respectively. (Thanks for the workout notes, Coach Chad). With that in mind, I’ve worked on keeping cadences higher than 95 while in a workout through SSB2 which I am currently repeating. I usually average between 90 and 100 on any given workout.
I am training for a climbing race (15k in elev gain) and it occurs to me that I am very likely not going to be able to maintain anything above 85 (if even that) on some of these climbs. Am I doing myself a disservice by keeping such a high cadence during my workouts? Should I be running a cadence closer to 85-90 to more closely approximate the real world scenario I am training for?
Thanks for your feedback!