I was doing an over under workout (palisade) and I did the first 3 in one gear. I did 93 RPM for the unders and 98 for the overs. I noticed I was breathing heavily for the overs and on the verge of cramping.
For the last 2 intervals I lowered my cadence to 90 for the overs and it made a big difference. The workout felt easier which is why I’m wondering if this counter productive?