I just got a Wahoo Kickr Core and joined The Sufferfest to take my mountain biking fitness to the next level.
My question is regarding recovery rides available in the Sufferfest app. Doing “recovery rides” outdoors around where I live is difficult because there are steep hills everywhere, so my intention is to use the trainer for easy spins indoors on rainy days.
My understanding is these are meant to
- keep my heart rate down in zone 1
- keep my power at no more than 50% of FTP
I downloaded A Dog’s Life thinking this would be a super easy spin. However, there is no way I can maintain a cadence of 90 rpm with a low heart rate. 90 rpm seems appropriate for road biking but not a cadence I typically use in mountain biking. Am I misunderstanding something?
Should I be using Level mode instead of ERG for these? Should I just shift in Level mode until I can meet the power target and just spin at whatever cadence is comfortable to achieve that?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.