I haven’t ridden for years and am getting back into it with a kickr core. I’ve always had a fairly low cadence(50-60) and no problem grinding out a massive gear for group rides IRL with some people from work.
When I go for free rides I can only seem to put out around 200W max and sit comfortably at 120.
I started doing the “Back to Fitness” sessions and it has my warmup and rest wattages in the mid 60’s which has been impossible for me to sustain. I either slow down my cadence and see my wattage drop off between 0 and 30 sporadically, or I stay at the 70-90 that I’m pushing myself to hold and put out ~80W during the “rest” period and not really recover.
This is really frustrating because I’m trying to get all the stars on these workouts and I am failing in the easy warmup/cool down portions because I can’t make too few watts.
Do I just need to bump the FTP of 100 up and deal with the higher wattage targets during the work portions?