So I am relatively new to TR (two months in). Finished Sweet Spot Base I with some slight mods, now on Base II. I use a Wahoo Kickr on ERG mode for these workouts. My question is this: I have completed what are (for me) tough workouts with several repeated intervals, like the six sweet spot intervals in Kaweah and the nine VO2 max intervals in Givens +1. But, to complete the workouts with each interval at 100% intensity, I have ended up very fatigued and ridden the last interval or two at lower cadence than they are pushing for in the prompts (like as low as 65-70 average rpm for a longer interval and ~60 rpm for the last 2.5 minute vo2 interval in Givens).
Is this ok? Is finishing the workout at 100% intensity but lower cadence preferable to lowering the intensity for the last few intervals so that I can keep the cadence on target? I am not having knee pain (which I realize would be on obvious red flag of unhealthy stress).
There’s no pride at stake here. I don’t care whether or not I finish whichever workout at 100% on any particular day. What I want is to see the most benefit for my time on the trainer.
Hopefully that all makes sense. Thanks in advance for any tips.