I’m doing interval training since 2 Months. Most of the workouts require a cadence between 85 - 95, while my preferred cadence is at about 95 - 105. Even before I’ve started structured training, I was spinning in that range on the road, maybe 5 revs slower – so I am somewhat used to this. On the trainer, I’ve noticed that when the load is higher (more watts), I tend to spin quicker.
Today during a training I did purposefully spin slower to get into that 85 - 95 range. And boy, that was hard! It was Warlow +2, so power was at 98% - 115% FTP. I quickly rose to 100 - 105 again, just to get through.
Now my question is: Is that 10 revs higher “cheating”, as it seems to be easier for me to do?
I’m fully aware that the fact that I’m not training at lower cadences might hurt my ability to climb (if I don’t have the right gear that is) – but is there something else that I am missing?