Cadence Question

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by buckhorn, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. buckhorn

    buckhorn New Member

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    I was on the trainer last night doing some 10' L4 intervals and was experimenting with different gearing. I find it easier to complete a 10' interval with a bigger gear/ lower cadence and am wondering if I am doing the right thing by shifting down to reach a my targeted wattage. For instance, last night I was doing a 10' @ 300w interval, in my 15 I had to spin at 85 rpm, and in my 13 it was 77 rpm. I find that when I am doing L2- L3 work that my cadence is ~90.

    So the question is.....

    Do I train my body to handle the fatigue of L4 with a higher gear (85- 95rpm)?

    or

    Do I train myself to push a bigger gear to produce watts esier (75- 85rpm)?


    My goal is to build FTP this winter and try some road racing this spring.

    Thanks.
     
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