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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
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Cross Cadence and training
I don't have a computer on my cross bike, so I have no idea what cadence I ride at. But, there are comments here and there that cross races tend to have cadences lower than crits or road races.
With that bit of lore in mind, does it make any sense to do intervals at lower cadences than you might naturally choose. For example, on the road my cadence is in the 95-100rpm zone, and this is where I tend to do my trainer intervals. But if cross races tend to be ridden at higher tension/lower cadence, wouldn't it be better to adjust my interval workouts accordingly?
This is making sense to me, but I was wondering if there's something I'm missing.
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