For clarity, you’re talking inside on a trainer?
- Assuming a rigid trainer, the standing pedaling motion is a bit strange and different from outside.
Are you shifting into higher gears for standing efforts?
- Usually, you need to shift up 2-3 gears on the rear (or small to big ring up front) to drop cadence to a normal range for standing (around 55-75rpm).
What is your standing cadence for these efforts?
Standing for a full minute can be a challenge, based on the issues above, but especially for someone who doesn’t do it normally.
- I suggest working in smaller bites to get to those longer efforts.
Maybe the most important thing to consider (so why did I leave it to the end? ), do you need to practice these efforts?
- “Train like you want to ride and race” is a common theme around here. The drills in TR are interesting and can be rewarding. But they should actually apply to your needs if you want to get something from them.
- They are optional and second to the power in the workouts, so if you don’t like them or think you won’t need them, it’s fine to skip or modify them to suit your actual needs.