A week ago I noticed that the same workout seemed much harder on my KickR SNAP in ERG mode.
I’m following the “6-week beginner FTP builder” training plan and I feel like I have to pedal much harder to maintain 100W (warm-up/cool down/rest intervals). In fact it feels like 140W. Same for the higher intensity intervals, at 75% or 90% FTP. I used to be able to pedal at 90-100 rpm during those intervals and finish them without feeling exhausted, but since one week ago, this is no longer the case: I have to fight really hard not to fail high intensity intervals and I usually finish the last one completely knackered at around 70 rpm !
At first I thought this was due to my rear tire pressure so I re-inflated it to 120 PSI and re-calibrated my KickR. But that didn’t help.
I’m wondering if this is due to a technical issue or if I’m just tired (I train 3-4 times per week). Riding at 100W used to be really easy and I didn’t have to think about it (I could watch a movie at the same time), but now it feels like I have to “be there” and actively monitor my cadence so it doesn’t drop below 85 rpm.
Have any of you noticed a sudden increase in workout difficulty ? Should I try to reset my KickR (if that’s even possible) ?