Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Riverside, California
Bikes: Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
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I do LT intervals by RPE now also. I got too fixated on maintaining the perfect HR and not on how my body was feeling. In a race no one cares what my HR is but how fast I am going, when I attack, chase etc. I do 10 minute intervals (actually 3 times around a 1.1 mile crit practice area) at just above RPE for LT, i.e. just where I start breathing real hard and pain starts. I tend to take about half a lap once warm (so about 1.5 minutes or so) to get to the level then I just suffer though it.
Personally I like to do an all out sprint after each 3 lap interval but that is not required. I then recover for 1 lap (about 3 minutes) and do it again, 4 total times.
Just your average club rider... :)