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    What recovery zone day after a century?

    after doing my first century of the year today, i'm
    wondering what HR percentage i should ride in
    tomorrow?
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    you should just spin easy for 10-20 miles. No need for your HR to be a factor. Just a real easy spin.

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    Sometimes I;ll just go for an hour walk instead of riding the day after a century.

    Congrats on the ride!

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    Did the poway Century last week and felt exceptionally tired for the next few days so I just took it really easy on my bike commute to work.

    I felt good enough to do intervals thursday but eahc and every person have differnet bodies so make sure to listen to yours
    ZEN CYCLIST once again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTyred
    after doing my first century of the year today, i'm
    wondering what HR percentage i should ride in
    tomorrow?
    I do centuries often, back to back. I am 63 years old. Average speed is 16.5 MPH on lime stone trails.
    HR is under 120. I do not know what the norm is. I do ride a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will dehne
    I do centuries often, back to back. I am 63 years old. Average speed is 16.5 MPH on lime stone trails.
    HR is under 120. I do not know what the norm is. I do ride a lot.
    when is your HR under 120? during your recovery ride? or doing the century!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTyred
    when is your HR under 120? during your recovery ride? or doing the century!?
    I just did another 50 miles on that same trail yesterday. I had the HRM and checked for this information.
    HR 120 was maximum, doing a form of interval biking close to 20 MPH on limestone trail with a Hybrid bike (30 lb., 700 x 38 tires). It went down to HR 100 at a more leisurely pace and dropped to HR 80 within 15 minutes after I stopped.
    I did not do a cool down period. (HR 60 within 30 minutes after stopping.)

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    that is amazing. i reach a HR of 120 just
    reaching for my water bottle!!
    What do you attribute your stats to,
    years of conditioning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTyred
    that is amazing. i reach a HR of 120 just
    reaching for my water bottle!!
    What do you attribute your stats to,
    years of conditioning?

    TwoTyred:
    Now I am amazed that you are amazed. See, I live in an area of non athletic people.
    Most friends I know do golfing or watch sports. Therefore I have no basis of comparison. I just got this HRM because the bikers on this forum talk about it.
    I asked this forum for information as to HR for my activity and age. I got ambiguous answers. That is were I am at. I have no access to a sport doctor.

    Here is the little I know:
    My maximum HR measured at 165 while racing some guys up a hill.
    Easy going at 16 to 18 MPH on a trail HR 120 or less. Training hard on a trainer gets HR 140.
    HR at rest is 55.

    My sport history:
    Competitive rowing on national level until age 25.
    Jogging and Biking long distance since age 45.
    Aggressive biking for 2 - 3 years. About 200 to 300 miles per week at speed of 15 to 22 MPH for average trip.
    I am training to go fast across America with a credit card tour April 2006.
    That is what is driving me. I will probably be the oldest but do not want to be the slowest biker in that tour.

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