I’ve started using rollers in my training for the first time in a while, I find them easier to set up quickly in the house if my wife is out and I’ve got a bit of time after my daughter has gone to bed.
However, as I’m sure many of you have found, I can’t really achieve high power on them. For example, last night was Berryessa 8 x 20s @ 200+% FTP which for me is 518W, but I was struggling to achieve much more than 300W in top gear at over 115rpm in the reps. As a result my TSS was way off target, although part of this is probably due to stop / starting as I found my feet on the rollers again, I was still working up a sweat and my average cadence was 94rpm, approx +10 over a trainer ride.
I guess my question is, is there any benefit in doing this high cadence work all be it at lower than target power, normally efforts in this sort of range would be 95-100rpm, where as on the rollers flat out is between 115 & 120? Alternatively, does anyone have any advice for how to get resistance up on rollers? I have the Tacx Galaxia rollers.
Thanks in advance