I did my first LT Test of the season. Man,these things SUCK!. At least this early, they really hurt. I will need another month or two before I feel I can do one of these and get a good number. What I mean by this is that the first 20 minutes I was pushing to hard of gear. Once I got into the last 12 mintes or so, I realized my cadence was slowing along with my speed. My cadence was around 90 rpm, droping down to the high 80’s. I went to one lower gear and was able to hit the high 90’s to 100, and was able to keep my heart rate where I wanted it. the last few minutes I was above the LT I’d been training at, 157, and hit a high of 162. I thought I would have an average of 158, but I ended with 156. I think If I would have used the faster cadence from the beginning I would have done better.