Had a ramp test this evening at the midpoint of Short Power Build and noticed a trend in the data for this test and my previous three TR ramp tests - my cadence (‘naturally’ around low 90s, but often in the 100-110 range for VO2max) begins around 90, steadily rises to 110ish, then falls to the low 100s right before I crack. I feel like I’ve read that many people’s cadence is steady till the point of failure when falls to 60-70 or that they even hit the spiral of ERG mode doom at the end of a ramp test.
Just wondering what other TR users experience regarding ramp test cadence. I definitely go to the point of failure, so this isn’t an ‘am I leaving FTP on the table’ post. I have consistently matched or exceeded previous max HR during ramp tests. Nor is it a ‘what is the optimal cadence’ post.
What does your cadence do over the course of a ramp test?