New to TR, periodization training, indoor training, and Zwift. I’m working through my first training program in TR. I used the plan builder, rolling terrain option, training for triathlon 1/2 and full IM. My goal is to increase my sustainable power in aero position. While in TR, I’m spending time in and out of aero, and getting through the TR plan workouts.
Many of the workouts have me spinning at cadence that is above my pre-plan levels. I’m getting comfortable at higher cadence. I’ve noticed that at 90% + of my FTP, my cadence is more difficult to maintain at the higher tempo than I am used to. The higher my power effort is, the lower my cadence seems to want to be at.
When I do a TT in Zwift, going hard, at and above my FTP my cadence is typically at 10-15rpm lower that what TR has me training at. I can’t seem to maintain high power at high cadence in a race setting.
After that way too wordy lead-in, here’s my questions if anyone want to offer some insights:
Is my inability to maintain higher cadence at higher power normal?
What can I do to increase my ability to maintain higher cadence and power?