(Can’t think if I’ve started a thread similar, sorry if I have!)
Anyway, another workout tonight, initially things ok but as things progress I’m finding that the latter intervals have me pedalling like a manic to hit power. I think then the higher cadence makes things even harder to bring to balance.
I’ve used training peaks to display the cadence increases here. 5x10 minute intervals.
The only time I ever purposefully slow cadence in ERG mode with Powermatch is if power being maintained by trainer is above target. Slowing cadence by 10 or so temporarily seems to get it to re adjust. Otherwise I just hold cadence around 95 as much as possible which is (now) comfortable for me and hope for the best
I tried focusing on cadence last night and not reacting to the power numbers, I just let the turbo and software do its thing, it’s not without it’s challenges but the main intervals seemed to align better as the session wore on. The first interval after a recovery bit is not always that great but I think I’ll stick with this way of thinking and see how it goes.
Not sure if my sessions are visible but here is a screen shot of what I did last night, the power lines look good and the interval breakdowns are pretty close to target for the most part, some under, some over.
Nice work. Based on the pic, I’d say you are doing better with cadence focus.
Yes, adjusting to the increase in resistance at the start is a bit tricky. You fight the power a bit and it alters cadence. It creates a short yo-yo effect but you just want to work on holding your preferred cadence it it will settle down.
Keep up the good work, I think you are pointed in the right direction now.
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