Training & Nutrition - How do do HR zone training when you can't stay in the zone?
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10-27-09, 04:07 PM
I went out for a ride today with the intent of keeping my HR low. The ride out was fine with the wind at my back. But when I turned around into the wind I was fighting in my lowest gear against the wind past my LTHR.
How do you try to maintain your target HR when outside factors make it completely impossible?
10-27-09, 05:50 PM
Rider slower. I went out for a recovery ride with a 37kmh wind and was riding 42kmh on the way out and 22kmh on the way back but managed to keep my heart rate below 75% of LT.
10-28-09, 08:41 AM
find a less windy route.
here in TX the wind blows really really hard, many days.
if I'm out for a recovery ride, I stay in the suburban streets, behind houses and trees, and set up a winding loop so that I'm not having to pound out in the wind for extended periods.
in extreme cases, I'll just do laps around a loop that's sheltered. or, just go home... it's a recovery day after all.
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