So, I was doing Donner this morning and it got me thinking about 2 things…
Aero position for mountain biking - I watched a video Specialized did for Leadville. That was interesting. It made me think about how/when I could use some of the alternate hand positions in non-technical areas where I can build or maintain a high enough speed for that to matter. If you’re solely MTB, do you practice different positions when the cues tell you to get into an aero position? (I’m training on a hardtail)
I was doing most of the work on Donner this morning at 90-95% of FTP and I could maintain the power number in 2 gears.
gear 1 - 93-95 cad.
gear 2 - 81-83 cad.
Gear 1 felt way more aerobic and Gear 2 felt tougher on my muscles. As a MTB’r, I don’t think I spin a lot at 95, it’s probably more in the 80s.
Would I be better to train in that area? The cues for Donner said 85-95 cadence…
TIA for your thoughts!