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Old 02-25-09, 07:54 PM   #1
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do you use your heartrate zones in race strategy?

I've done some reading (mostly Friel's books, total heart rate training , Mountain Bikers training bible) and taken a few suggestions and I'm going to formalize my training.

my question is now that I've calculated my LT and know my zones


I did a 30 min TT and my average of the last 20 was 172 so this is my LT as a point of reference

races here are over pretty tech single track and guys who win are doing 24-25km (14-15 miles) in 1h30 and the last to finish are doing the same in about 2h on average in my class.


how do zones come into play in a race strategy?
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If you have time to look at your heart rate monitor during a 1.5 hour race, you are not going hard enough.

for a 4-5 hour race I would keep an eye on it to make sure I wasn't going out too hard in the beginning.
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If you have time to look at your heart rate monitor during a 1.5 hour race, you are not going hard enough.

for a 4-5 hour race I would keep an eye on it to make sure I wasn't going out too hard in the beginning.
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