started doing 5 x up the steepest hill locally, 0.83 miles long. Start in 53x12 and keep going until cadence drops below 40 then drop a gear at a time to keep cadence around 42 (no lower than 38) usually ending up in 53x17. Takes 3.40 on first one slowing to 3.55 by the last one. Hope it will bring about an improvement in ten and twenty five mile tt times. HR rises to 90% by the top of the climb. Just wish I lived in an area with longer climbs in as ideally I'd like a ten minute effort. In March I also do a 5 x half mile slight incline session increasing gears from 53 x 16, one gear at a time to 53 x 12 all at two mph above ten mile tt pace - a real lung buster - reach threshold before the end of each one and usually am bent over gasping at the end. A GREAT Pete Read session.
Interesting. I would imagine going at such a low cadence would cause speed to drop dramatically. I always figured hills to be more of a cardio workout than a power one so if that assumption is correct wouldn't a higher cadence be better? Power to weight ratio and all that.