This is my first winter training seriously indoors. I decided to do some sweet spot outdoors today and was pretty surprised at the differences vs indoor sessions.
Cadence outdoors is much higher - 95 rpm average, on the static trainer I have to focus to acheive this and typically sit at 85.
RPE for sweet spot outdoors is very high, on the indoor trainer my heart rate is about 10bpm lower, this could be linked to my increased cadence?
Consensus seems to be that its easier to push high watts outdoors. I’m using the same power / cadence source as indoor training which typically reads 10 watts higher than the kickr - so outdoors should be easier still?
Has anyone else experienced similar?