Okay, so I'm not going to win any races with the numbers my new HRM just put out.
Riding @ 90-100 rpm in 39/19 my HR is already 160!!
I know I'm capable of busting out of the gates in 53/19 & 53/21 for extended periods of time [1 - 2 hours]; so I can only imagine what my HR is at when I'm there; mind you, I'm in pain the entire time in this gear...
Knowing that I've got to bridge my aerobic HR with anerobic performance - what's the best method to bring my HR down [bridge the HR with performance]
1/ Start in a gear that my HR will be ~60% of my approximate max [120 - 125 bpm]? But I'm thinking... what the hell gear will my HR be when already at 39/19 my HR is about 35 beats higher?
2/ Continue churning at 39/25 @ 90ish rpm until downshifting doesn't change my lowest capable HR?
3/ Your suggestion?
Again - all thoughts/posts are greatly appreciated