So I've been doing a lot of back to back hilly climbs days these last few months and while I've noticed improvments, I been using perceived effort and a HRM to monitor my condition during the rides. A recurring theme Heart Rate is at a comfortable 150-160 but my legs start feeling the burn (my LT though is around 174). Since I have an erratic HRM ad I don't want to blow up I don't push it too outside that level.
As soon as we hit the break I find myself to be fine and relatively fresh. Legs show no sign of me pushing myself too hard so I feel like I've wimped out and not really been riding at an optimal level.
All that being said I'm getting myself a new HRM (As soon as the CS200cad from polar becomes available) but I was wondering how far I should be trusting my HRM. If it says I'm at a comfortable HR should I not take percieved efforts too seriously (as my mind may be going before my body)?