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    Rides again HiYoSilver's Avatar
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    Is this typical?

    I've been working on upping cadence from 80's range to 90's. I've just got to a point where I can mostly maintain that for a 5 mile ride, but my speed has dropped by about 1/2 mph. Is this just a phase and speed will come back as musles get retrained or what?
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    I'd say it's typical. Your speed will rise once your body adjusts to the new cadence. Right now you're probably expending a little extra energy just trying to maintain the form to pedal faster.

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    ok, thanks. Yes it is definitely harder at the new cadence. Thanks for the confirmation.
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