I’m a relative newbie to training. I started cycling a few years ago after several decades off the bike. This past fall I decided to take cycling and my health a bit more seriously. I wanted to give indoor riding a chance, so I borrowed a friend’s Kickr. I was instantly hooked and did some research into building my own setup. Opting for the Kickr Bike, I went all-in on my training and got a year of The Sufferfest to go with it.
I’ve done a few different workout plans and have loved every minute of them. Now, I’m starting the All-Purpose Road plan, and have come to a realization and a question. The “Cadence Builds” video says to build to your maximum cadence. And apparently the Kickr Bike tops out at a maximum cadence of 130. Once you hit about 129, it starts adding resistance to keep the inner bits from dying (or for some similar reason).
So my question is:
Should I stop my cadence at around 127-128, to keep the wattage at the target that the workout gives, or should I get the cadence up to 130, and let the resistance build as high as I can keep it up?
I’m not really sure if it is more important to just pump it out as hard as I can, or if I would be better served to keep my power lower while going for a high cadence…