Novanta - 65RPM @215Watts - Do I have to stand?

Hi All,

Noob. Started Build Me Up plan. Doing Novanta. There are intervals where I was supposed to drop from 90 to 65 RPM and maintain 215 watts. Not an issue. However, the 65 RPM is supposed to be done standing.

I can easily hold 65 RPM seated at 215 watts but standing, the pedals just fall through. I would never stand on the pedals with that little resistance outside. The intervals became battles to pedal smoothly standing with what felt like zero resistance on the pedals. Is that the intent of that interval? If yes, what is the training goal of that exercise?

Thanks for any and all knowledge, conjecture, and guesses you want to throw out.